THE 7 T’S OF MOSQUITO CONTROL

The team at Mosquito Squad® is always ready to protect your family from the dangers of mosquitoes. Below, our team of licensed and trained technicians provides you with helpful tips to protect your family and home from mosquitoes.

Tip: Get rid of standing water in your outdoor space. This includes standing water that may be in your child’s plastic toys, areas underneath downspouts, plant saucers, or dog bowls. Other areas may include traps, gutters, and flat roofs.

Toss: Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood, and clippings from yards.

Turn: Turn over larger yard items that could hold water, like children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys.

Remove Tarps: If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they may be holding water that should be removed.

Take Care: Take care of home maintenance needs that can lead to standing water. This includes cleaning out gutters, making sure downspouts are adequately attached, keeping your lawn grass low, and checking irrigation systems for leaks.

Team Up:  In addition to taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbors is a crucial component to mosquito and tick control. Homes with little space between lots can mean that mosquitoes breed at a neighbor’s house and affect your property.

Treat: Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around your home and yard. Using a barrier treatment reduces the need for DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad’s barrier treatment eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on a property.