Mosquitoes: Don’t Trust an Old Wives’ Tale

Would you trust an old wives’ tale when it comes to protecting yourself from mosquitoes and the diseases they spread? The sad thing is that many of us do, and therefore don’t take the proper precautions when looking for ways to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe outdoors.

Many mosquito repelling methods may be myths

We’re likely facing a buggier-than-normal summer for mosquitoes, due to our mild winter and warm, wet spring. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do, other than get rid of standing water, to mosquito-proof your yard.

There is a way that you could make your back yard safer from these tiny pests and that is to invest in mosquito control by a professional. A backpack spray can get deep into the foliage in your yard and coat leaves, bushes and grass leaving a protective barrier that repels these pests.

Of course, you still need to keep on top of getting rid of any standing water, because mosquitoes will multiply in numbers if you don’t!


You’re looking at a really big problem if these suckers start breeding in your back yard. Not only are they annoying, buzzy, biting creatures, they carry a myriad of diseases too.

Heavy rains elevate concerns for mosquito-borne illnesses

While not all mosquitoes carry illness or disease, rising populations alone can be a nuisance and distract from the ability to enjoy the outdoors. In addition to their critical role in public health, mosquito control personnel help maintains a comfortable outdoor environment for all by reducing rising mosquito populations.

Don’t rely on those mosquito myths to protect you from harm. Get in touch with your local mosquito control for more information that won’t just be an old wives’ tale.

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