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Mosquito Prevention

To keep yourself and your family safe from mosquito bites, it’s important to take preventative measures during their active seasons. Wearing EPA-approved repellent, long sleeves, and dark clothing can help.

You have to make your property less attractive to mosquitoes to ensure that they stay away. The most important part of this process is removing all sources of stagnant water that they can lay eggs in.

Citronella oil is often marketed as a natural repellent agent that works against mosquitoes and other insects. However, citronella candles aren’t a reliable mosquito control option. Learn why here.

You shouldn’t rely on natural home remedies for complete mosquito control, but some solutions can work to keep them away. Popular essential oils include lavender, lemon eucalyptus, and peppermint.

Many commercial mosquito repellents make use of either picaridin or DEET. In general, DEET is considered to be the most effective mosquito repellent agent. It is safe in EPA-approved quantities.

Most mosquito traps work by drawing in mosquitoes with a desirable scent or warmth. While these won’t eliminate an entire infestation, mosquito traps can reduce the number of mosquitoes around your property.

Mosquitoes are most active when the sunlight is low at dusk and dawn. They use light to find their hosts—they are neither attracted to or repelled by it. Learn why here!

Scent is a main indicator that mosquitoes use to locate potential hosts. This means that fragrant plants can work as natural mosquito repellent agents. Learn about the best plants to use here!

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