How To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Mosquito Prevention Guide

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You can help prevent dangerous mosquitoes from developing large populations on your property through proper sanitation methods and preventative insecticide applications.


  • Keep your grass short
  • Prune trees and bushes to allow more sunlight into the yard
  • Empty containers that fill with rainwater
  • Remove gathered yard debris

Insecticide applications:

Keeping the mosquito population controlled from the start of the mosquito season is best. It is recommended that you start your insecticide spray applications listed in the treatment section before your property is overrun with mosquitoes.

Places where rainwater gathers and you cannot drain it, should be treated with a larvicide as recommended in the treatment section. Containerized ponds, animal watering troughs, flower pots and other areas that do not have flowing water or water that can seep into the ground or into other bodies of water can be treated with larvicides as well. How often you apply the larvicide will depend on the product chosen and the amount of rain in your area.

How to Reduce the Risk of Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes

There are several things you can do to help stop mosquitoes that carry diseases. This video explains some of the steps you can take to prevent mosquitoes from breeding around your property, as well as some general mosquito bite prevention tips.

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