Stop Mosquitoes

Here are some steps you can take now to prevent mosquitoes and protect yourself:
  • Get rid of old tires, tin cans, bottles, buckets, drums and other containers in your yard or keep them empty of standing water
  • Empty wading pools frequently and store them indoors when not in use
  • Do not overwater
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets
  • Change water in birdbaths and scrub them twice a week
  • If you have outside pets, empty their watering dishes daily
  • Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs
  • Treat standing water that can't be drained with BT dunks and sprinkle the yard with BT granules. These are available at most home and garden stores
  • Make sure window and door screens are "bug tight"
  • Whenever possible, remain indoors at dusk and dawn (mosquitoes are most active at these times)
  • When outdoors, cover exposed skin with clothing or use personal insect repellent (there are many natural ones available as well)
  • Install a bat house