The following are some quick tips on how you can help control mosquitos at home:
-Remove standing water where mosquitos could lay eggs
- Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Mosquitos lay eggs near water.
-Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitos cannot get inside to lay eggs.
-For containers without lids, use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
-Use larvicides to treat large containers of water that will not be used for drinking and cannot be covered or dumped out.
-If you have a septic tank, repair cracks or gaps. Cover open vent or plumbing pipes. Use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
-Kill mosquitos outside your home
-Use an outdoor insect spray made to kill mosquitos in areas where they rest.
-Mosquitos rest in dark, humid areas like under patio furniture, or under the carport or garage. When using insecticides, always follow label instructions.
-Control mosquitos inside your home
-Keep mosquitos out
-Install or repair and use window and door screens. Do not leave doors propped open.
-Use air conditioning when possible.
-Kill mosquitos inside your home
-Kill mosquitos inside your home. Use an indoor insect fogger* or indoor insect spray* to kill mosquitos and treat areas where they rest. These products work immediately, and may need to be reapplied. When using insecticides, always follow label directions. Only using insecticide will not keep your home free of mosquitos.
-Mosquitos rest in dark, humid places like under the sink, in closets, under furniture, or in the laundry room.