Essential Mosquito Control Tips

Illustrated tips for managing mosquitoes around your home

Text: Essential mosquito control tips for homeowners

Dawn & Dusk: Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood, which for many species, is during dawn and dusk.

Dress: Wear clothing that covers most of your skin.

DEET: Use a repellent containing DEET when exposure to mosquitos is likely.

Drainage: Mosquitoes lay eggs in water. Inspect the area around your home to get rid of standing-water breeding sites.

More mosquito-control tips:

  • Clean out eaves and gutters.
  • Drill holes in (or remove) old tires.
  • Turn over empty plastic pots.
  • Replace the water in your birdbath once a week.
  • Empty water in plant trays and hanging baskets once a week.
  • Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent water flow.
  • Clear out thick brush around the home to increase airflow.
  • Check tarps on boats and equipment for standing water and pump out boat bilges.

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