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Mosquito Survival Guide

Posted: July 7, 2017 – Mosquito Squad

Let’s face it, mosquitoes are everywhere we go. At a restaurant sitting on the patio outside with a friend, in your backyard while you’re enjoying a new book and even at the soccer field while you watch your kids get some exercise. There is no way around getting rid of mosquitoes; until now.

At Mosquito Squad, we’re experts at getting rid of mosquitoes. That’s why we want to share our survival guide with you!


Mosquitoes need fresh water to reproduce. Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons, and toy trucks; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.


Toss excess grass clippings, leaves, firewood and other yard debris from your yard & garden. Mosquitoes like cool shady places to get out of the heat of the sun.


Turn over larger items that could hold water like children’s swimming pools or sand buckets. If it is a bird bath that is meant to have water, dump and clean it out every 3-4 days to avoid mosquito breeding.


If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water. Remove or tighten tarps.


Take care of home maintenance needs that can contribute to standing water. Asses areas where pool of water may form such as faucets, drains, uneven sod and hoses.


Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbors is a key component to mosquito and tick control. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and wonder into your property.


Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad of Hampton Roads eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on your property with our mosquito barrier treatment.

Call the Squad at 757-422-2483 to discuss your mosquito and tick control needs! We’ll be happy to get rid of those pesky mosquitoes in your yard for you.

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