Mosquitoes: Cut Their Population by Cutting Off Their Access to Water

Mosquitoes are more than just buzzing, bothersome insects.They also transmit diseases, such as malaria, Dengue Fever, encephalitis and West Nile Virus. They are attracted to water and standing water is the breeding ground for them. Clogged gutters, containers or even forgotten toys left outside can provide mosquitoes the opportunity to multiply by the hundreds in just a few days!

What can you do to help protect yourself from mosquitoes? Be sure to replace all standing water at least once a week (this includes bird baths, unfiltered pools, etc.). Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants if going out at dusk or dawn. If you can’t avoid being in mosquito-infested areas,use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin.

Keeping mosquitoes to a minimum can be as easy as contactingMassey Services about our Mosquito Abatement Program.