Can you control all mosquitoes that you or your family may come into contact with. No!
But, with a few good habits, you can dramatically reduce the amount of mosquitoes in outdoor living spaces that you control.
This video shows a lot of tips, and especially points out areas that you might not ordinarily consider to be mosquito attractions. Please see our cautions below if your area has been identified as one with active or high-risk for mosquito borne illnesses.
Will These Tips Stop All Mosquitoes? No, But...
The risk of pesticides, either on your yard or on your person, is all a matter of relative risk vs. reward. Things like wearing socks when walking through high grasses in areas where tick is a problem may be annoying, but there is no long-term danger.
In contrast, most of the best pest control devices (especially DEET) have potential long-term impacts on human health and most especially for small children.
Obviously, if mosquito borne diseases have been identified in your area, extra caution is necessary and when that is the case, you should always follow the advice of your local authorities.
Similarly, while you may be able to dramatically control the mosquitoes in your outdoor living spaces, you should consider mosquito and tick control, for that, matter when you are outside in areas you can't control: especially if ponds, fountains, bird baths or even lots of garden space and planters are nearby.
For more information, here are some posts by the National Institutes for Health:
- 7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip: MedlinePlus (off-site link)
- Top Ten Mosquito Facts - NIAID - National Institutes of Health (off-site link)
We hope you follow the advice in our video. While they can't stop all mosquitoes, these tips will definitely reduce the mosquito population in your personal areas you use at dusk and night (when mosquitos breed and feed the most).
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