Mosquito biteThis morning, with the temp hovering at 65 degrees, I saw all kinds of bugs and gnats flying around my house lights.Here are some tips for dealing with mosquitoes. Source ABC WLS-TV Report “How to keep pests from ruining your summer fun

5Tipss to Take Back Yards from Mosquitoes

  1. Tip. Reduce standing water. Check children’s sandboxes, wagons or plastic toys; downspouts, plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots: gutters, andflat roofs.
  2. Toss. Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards
  3. Turn. Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children’s plastic toys.
  4. Remove Tarps. If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water.
  5. Treat. Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the homeand yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for usingDEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad’s eliminates up to 90% ofthe mosquitoes and ticks on a property.

This article also talks about dealing with ticks as well. Just from the look of things this morning, it appears that it could be a long summer dealing with mosquitoes.

 

 

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