Plant Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard this Autumn
mosquito trap data from sgvmvcd
October 5 to 10
Welcome to another week of October! While the weather hasn't quite cooled down yet, our October 5-10 trap report shows mosquito populations were well below the three-year average last week.
But don't rest assured, because mosquitoes plan to hang around for some trick-or-treating this fall-- and they intend on doing both the tricking, and the treating.
Luckily, we know just how to prank them back! It goes without saying that a weekly Tip, Toss, Protect is the perfect hoax, but did you know that you can make your yard less appealing to mosquitoes, too?
Native California plants play a major role in reducing mosquitoes resting in our yards and patios
Unlike many SoCal yards whose plants produce micro-climates (cool, dense environments with tropical characteristics that attract Aedes mosquitoes), native plants are built to strive in our natural California environment. From lower water costs to less mosquitoes, California plants are the perfect way to keep your homes bite-free all year round.
So, let's not give mosquitoes any sweet treats this fall. Instead, let's plant them out of our yards!
West Nile Virus Update: Numerous mosquito and bird samples in San Gabriel Valley have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year. Track activity in your community.