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The Six T’s to Mosquito Control

Posted: May 24, 2016 – Mosquito Squad

There are a number of different things that one can do to help reduce the mosquito population on their property.  Mosquitoes only need one bottle cap full of water in order to breed, so eliminating standing water is the most important thing you can do.  Here at The Mosquito Squad, we have come up with the “Six T’s of Mosquito Control”


Tip over anything that holds water. This includes birth baths, tires, and old toys.

Toss any trash in the yard, including leaves, debris, sticks.  Standing water will collect under debris, and is a breeding ground for the mosquitoes

Turn any items that could hold water and trash.  This includes sandboxes, plastic toys, children’s slides, small pools, dog bowls and light fixtures.

Remove Tarps that can hold water.  Many people use tarps to cover items on their property, but tarps hold a lot of water.  It is important to get rid of the water if possible.


                                                        Pools and other things like this are perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes


Take Care of your home.  Proper maintenance can be a deciding factor in mosquito control.  Clean out your gutters, make sure downspouts and attached properly.  Check your irrigation system to be sure that it is not leaking and causing puddles of standing water.

Team Up.  Despite taking all necessary precautions, mosquitoes can still make their way into your yard.  Talking with neighbors is key in keeping your area mosquito free.  If your neighbors have areas where mosquitoes harbor, there is nothing to stop them from making their way over to your yard…until now.

Treat the property with a professional from Mosquito Squad.  There is only so much that one can do to reduce the mosquito population in their yard.  By signing up for Mosquito Squads barrier treatment service, customers can know for sure they will be protected.  Instead of covering yourself with DEET heavy bug spray, you can enjoy your backyard like you have always wanted to.  The price ranges from $2-$4/day, which is nothing when you are spending more than that on bug spray, citronella candles, and still getting chased back inside.  



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