The most effective way to reduce the mosquito population in your yard and community is to eliminate potential breeding areas.
Standing water is the ideal breeding location for mosquitoes.
Some common areas where mosquitoes breed and some tips to reduce their numbers:
Water Holding Containers: Put away items such as empty flower pots, water jugs, yard toys, old tires
Small Boats/Canoes and Wheelbarrows-Store these upside down
Roof Gutters: Clean clogged gutters
Water Fountains and Bird Baths– Change the water frequently (at least once or twice a week)
Backyard Ponds-Consider agitating the water by adding a waterfall or fountain
Some other helpful mosquito reducing tips:
Fill open tree stumps with sand
Keep shrubs and grass in your yard well trimmed
Cover Trash Containers
Check for any leaks on outdoor faucets
Check and straighten any tarps that have pooling water
Properly maintain swimming pools
Dispose of all empty beverage containers and lids
Screen all windows and doors, patch any holes in screens
Ask us about our Mosquito Special, an entire season of protection for only $295!
Safeway Pest Management Muskego Office: 262-679-4422 Oconomowoc Office: 262-354-3444 or Toll Free 800-956-0800 or visit us on the web: www.safewaypest.net