You're enjoying a romantic picnic by the lake, the sun is going down, and everything is perfect... until BOOM, a swarm of mosquitoes cramp your style and start eating you alive.
Ever wondered where they all come from? Well, believe it or not, the answer is all around you.
Water, water, water!
All mosquitoes need water to breed. Mosquitoes don't travel far from standing water; that's because the female mosquito (they do the biting) needs water to deposit her eggs after she's gone to town on your blood, and guess what? All she needs is about an inch.
How To Reduce Mosquito Breeding Areas
Tiny mosquito larvae come to life in as little as an inch of water, so it's important that you make the effort to reduce mosquito breeding areas and remove any standing water from around the yard to give yourself a chance at avoiding mosquito bites. Considering mosquitoes can develop in tiny pockets of water found in old tires, pet bowls, or gutters, imagine how many could breed in an unused boat that's been collecting rainwater all season long?
To help you beat the buzz this mosquito season, here's a checklist you can use when ridding your home of possible mosquito breeding sites;
- Airconditioner Drip Trays
- Boats and Canoes
- Children's Play Sets
- Garden furniture and ornaments
- Pet bowls
- Pipes and Hoses
- Pool Covers and Tarps
- Pools and Spas
- Potted Plants
- Rain Gutters
- Rain Barrels
- Trash Cans
- Tree Stumps and Wood Piles
The best defense against mosquitoes is safeguarding your home. Pairing these precautions with mosquito barrier control will save your skin from an onslaught of mosquitoes and protect you against mosquito-borne infections while you're at home.
Mosquito.buzz target mosquitoes where they live, rest and hide, giving you the peace of mind to enjoy yourself outside.
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