Empty buckets, barrels, cans, plastic swimming pools or other household objects that accumulate water. Proper drainage limits breeding space.
“It only takes the amount of water in a 2-liter soda cap for mosquitoes to breed,” Jones said.
Don’t letter gutters stay full. The moisture breeds the pests. Grills and boat covers and even firewood piles should be monitored as well.
Empty your pet dishes everyday.
Make sure doors, windows and screens are in good condition to prevent mosquito access.
The season usually lasts from March through September. Pest control experts can spray shrubs, plant and exterior wood lines where the insects hang out during the day.
Matthews said this only provides up to one month of relief per chemical treatment.
“The customer has to understand it’s control not elimination,” the Bug House manager said.
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