While we cannot totally eliminate those pesky mosquitoes, (after all, they do serve a role in the environmental food chain), we can take steps to reduce or eliminate their breeding sites.

  • Begin by replacing all standing water at least once a week. This includes bird baths, ponds and unfiltered pools.
  • Remove unneeded vegetation or trash from around any standing water sources that cannot be changed, dumped or removed.
  • Introduce mosquito-eating fish such as gambusia, green sunfish, bluegills and minnows to standing water. Screen windows, doors and other openings with mesh.
  • Avoid going outdoors when and where mosquitoes are most active: during dusk or dawn. Use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin whenever or wherever mosquitoes are likely to bite.

If have a problem with mosquitoes in your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.