How to Prevent Mosquito Bites
Here are a few tips to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne disease.
There are many measures you, as a homeowner, can perform to prevent mosquitoes and we, at Better Termite & Pest Control, are proud to share them with you.
Common Mosquito Breeding Areas
Pet Water Bowl
Potted Plants With Drainage Tray
Water Filled Tree Hole
Use the following checklist to inspect your property and eliminate standing water.
Potted plants with pans underneath
Roof gutters that are plugged with leaves or unleveled and holding water
Trash or “spare items” such as children’s toys
Rain or irrigation barrels
Unused or poorly maintained pools
Boats or trailers, dry docked or unused
Bird baths and other ornamental objects
Open septic tanks
Bottles, jars, cans
Flower pots, urns
Garbage cans, lids
Sandbox, wading pool
Open crawl spaces
Drainage ditches with emergent vegetation
Standing water in low grassy areas, tire tracks
Flat roofs that get lots of leaf litter or have clogged drains
Manmade ponds with emergent vegetation
Natural Breeding Sites
Bromeliads or other plants that hold water
Natural ponds with emergent vegetation
Emergent Vegetation in Standing Water
Check roots of emergent aquatic vegetation for larvae in areas of standing water.