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Become a Standing Water Sleuth!

Standing, stagnant water is the number one breeding area for mosquitoes. Just by taking a few simple steps, you can drastically reduce the mosquito population within your yard. We all have our own part to do in reducing the mosquito population, especially with the numerous diseases they potentially carry. You can do your part by becoming a Standing Water Sleuth. By being observant of your yard’s problem areas for standing water and being vigilant about removing standing water, you’re helping out already.

There are numerous areas for water to pool within your yard. Most of these areas often go unnoticed, however. All children’s toys should be removed from the yard. They are seemingly always full of stagnant water. The same goes for flower pots, tarps, clogged gutters and even sometimes bird baths. More often than not, when we arrive to a home to conduct our barrier application, we uncover numerous areas where water has accumulated since our last visit. This will undoubtedly lead to more mosquitoes. Remember, hundreds of mosquito eggs can be laid in just a bottle cap of water. Think about how many may develop into fully grown mosquitoes in those clogged gutters, scary right?

So, be proactive. Walk around your property and look out for items which could become mosquito breeding sanctuaries. If you have buckets lying around, those will inevitably receive some water accumulation – and remember it doesn’t take very much water at all for mosquitoes to lay their eggs within effectively. Make it part of your routine to scout your yard for existing and potential mosquito breeding areas such as leaf debris in, around and underneath your steps. After all, when those mosquitoes hatch within your yard and are looking for their first blood meal, they’re more than likely going to target you, your family and/or your pets first. While our barrier application is highly effective at removing existing mosquitoes from your yard as well as those that land within your yard, you can really be instrumental in keeping these pesky bloodsuckers from breeding as well.

To find out how you can best keep your yard from turning into a mosquito breeding factory, always follow the T’s of Mosquito Control. If you need any assistance with ridding your yard of mosquitoes all season long, call Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South today at (781) 297-0123, email us at [email protected] or click the green “Alert the Squad” button to the top right. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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