Preventing and Controlling Mosquito Problems

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Are you and your kids getting too many mosquito bites? Do mosquitoes take some of the fun out of your outdoor BBQs?  You can head off a mosquito problem by preventing them from landing and breeding on your property.

First, make sure your window screens are on tight and not damaged. Next, eliminate all standing water. Look for pooling in dishes under plants, and in the water bowls and toys for your pets. Change out the old water, especially in the birdbath. Use fogger sprays for outside dining, as they will provide some short-term relief.  Cover yourself and use repellents containing DEET when mosquitoes are most prevalent, at dawn and dusk. And finally, if your mosquito problem is totally out of control, call the Mosquito Abatement Center in your county for professional help.