Garden.com Shares Proven Mosquito Repellent Methods So You Can Take Back Your Summer


| 7/2/2010 3:49:05 PM


Tags: Garden.com, mosquito repellent, pest control, mosquito infestation,

Tractor iconJune 29, 2010, Hazelton, PA – Many Americans spend the entire spring cleaning, nurturing, and preparing their backyards only to surrender their outdoor living space to those pesky summertime interlopers - mosquitoes!! It's time to take action with a few simple pest control steps.

With a worldwide population of 100 trillion, mosquitoes will be ever-present this summer, and many will live and breed around homes just to be near us. Garden.com Vice President Paul Ambrose explains, “Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance but also a serious health hazard transmitting a variety of diseases including the West Nile Virus.”

Pest control methods can be very effective and easy to employ. According to Ambrose “Most people don’t realize that mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. This is an important place to think about prevention when combating mosquito infestation.”

Therefore, targeting water spots not only helps with infestation but also mosquito reproduction as well.

  • Garden.com recommends looking at removing areas where any rainwater can collect or stand.
  • Some of these places include old car tires, flower pots, wading pools and tree holes.
  • By organizing a neighborhood cleanup search for these trouble areas, it will help eliminate lots of potential breeding spots and improve the view for all!

According to Ambrose, “We also recommend using Mosquito Bits or Mosquito Dunks to reduce mosquito infestation. These Mosquito Bits kill fast, within 24 hours, before mosquitoes are old enough to bite.”

At a time when people are spending more to beautify their yards but less time in them, it is important that precautions like these are taken for improving our quality of living. Garden.com also recommends some long-term solutions that will encourage more time outside the home:




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