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Mosquito Control Tips

Mosquito Control Tips

• Avoid activity outside when mosquitoes are most active, especially at dawn and dusk.
• Wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and other protective clothing and apply insect repellent according to label instructions before engaging in outdoor activities.
• Keep infants indoors during peak mosquito hours. If outside, cover cribs, bassinets or playpens with suspended mosquito netting.
• All mosquitoes need water in which to pass their early life stages. Water standing just a few days can produce A CROP OF MOSQUITOS!   Identify and eliminate all sources of standing water around your property that can support mosquito breeding such as:
∗ Old bottles and tin cans
∗ Vases, flower pots, and bird feeders
∗ Old tires
∗ Clogged roof gutters
∗ Ornamental ponds
∗ Plastic wading pools

For more mosquito control ideas or to report unusual mosquito activity, contact Brian Ketchum at 757-269-2888.
 
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