With so many reports in the news of people of all ages being infected by a simple mosquito bite, the importance of protecting your own family from these pests is not hard to grasp. The big question, then, becomes “how?” “How do I secure my home against a pest that is all over the place?” Fortunately, keeping your property safe isn’t as difficult as you might think. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Keep it Dry
One of the easiest ways to prevent a mosquito infestation on your property is to take away their breeding grounds. In this case, that means getting rid of stagnant bodies of water where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. These bodies of water can pop up in unexpected places, so it’s important to be on the lookout for them at all times.
Consider locations such as bird baths, empty flower pots, swimming pool and sand box covers, and low-lying areas in your yard just as a start. Any container either needs to have a way to drain quickly after it rains or needs to be flipped over to prevent water from accumulating. It may be an inconvenience to keep on top of your yard like this, but it’s far less inconvenient than being afflicted by a mosquito-borne illness.
Keep it Cut
Another great way to reduce mosquito breeding grounds is to keep your yard cut regularly. Shorter grass will allow standing water to dry more quickly, reducing the risk of … Read More