Mosquitoes: Preventing and Repelling

Very few creatures evoke the contempt that mosquitoes do. Their itchy, irritating bites and mere presence can ruin a backyard gathering or hike in the woods. This article will teach you how to beat mosquito season and have a bite-free summer.


Remove standing water near your home, mosquitoes can breed in just a teaspoon of water so empty any standing water or use mosquito dunks to kill mosquito larvae safely in large puddles or ponds. You can also treat your yard with a variety of mosquito sprays and keep your grass cut short to lessen the likelihood that they’ll want to hang out in it.


The most common products used to keep mosquitoes away are repellents, the most effective ones contain Deet. The higher percentage of Deet, the better protected you are. Many people don’t want to use chemicals on themselves and turn to natural products.

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