How To Prevent Mosquito Bites

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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
  • Bird Bath
  • Dirty Gutters
  • Potted Plants With Drainage Tray
  • Standing Water
  • Old Tires
  • Water Filled Tree Hole

Prevention Checklist

Use the following checklist to inspect your property and eliminate standing water.

Artificial Containers

  • Potted plants with pans underneath
  • Roof gutters that are plugged with leaves or unleveled and holding water
  • Pet dishes
  • Trash or “spare items” such as children’s toys
  • Watering troughs
  • Old tires
  • Rain or irrigation barrels
  • Unused or poorly maintained pools
  • Boats or trailers, dry docked or unused
  • Bird baths and other ornamental objects
  • Water gardens
  • Fountains
  • Open septic tanks
  • Bottles, jars, cans
  • Buckets, pails
  • Flower pots, urns
  • Garbage cans, lids
  • Grills
  • Garden equipment
  • Sandbox, wading pool
  • Underneath decks
  • Open crawl spaces
  • Storage sheds
  • Storm drains

Manmade Depressions

  • 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
  • Septic ditches
  • Open latrines

Natural Breeding Sites

  • Bromeliads or other plants that hold water
  • Natural ponds with emergent vegetation
  • Tree holes

Emergent Vegetation in Standing Water

  • Check roots of emergent aquatic vegetation for larvae in areas of standing water.

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Vishnu Gudipalli
Vishnu Gudipalli
18:11 18 Jun 22
Steve Cox is very... professional yet friendly and attentive to our requirements. Highly recommended.read more
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Annemarie Reggie & Lincoln
20:03 10 Jun 22
Great experience... all the way around. Darryl Gagnon the service tech was outstanding. Called ahead to let me know the timing, showed up on time, did the inspection and explained what he identified very clearly. Every once in a while you have an experience that is worth sharing. Today was that day. Awesome experience, very satisfied, and yes I would recommend this company without hesitation.read more
Lara M. Maquera
Lara M. Maquera
21:22 25 May 22
Steve Cox was so... kind and willing to work with my schedule. He made a late visit just to accommodate me. He arrived when he said he would, was extremely patient, and very thorough. He explained how to monitor pest and rodent traffic and checked all the areas I let him know I had seen pests. I highly commend him and recommend Bettee Termite & Pest Control.read more

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