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how to create a healthy home 🏠
We know that you're ready to enjoy your beautiful backyard this Spring 🌷, but we're not the only ones who enjoy the nice weather ... 🦟
In our Spring Gardening episode of the Bite Back Tour, we discussed how to create a healthy home without mosquitoes. Our panelists from FoodEd joined us to chat about smart gardening and how our natural warm climate allows mosquitoes to breed, bite, and blossom in our neighborhoods. If we allow this to happen in our communities, fatal diseases like West Nile virus can be transmitted to humans.
Kristin Ritzau | Food Ed
Giangelo Leos | Food Ed
Smart Gardening 🌱
Mosquitoes are attracted to yards with dense vegetation because they offer a cooler climate to rest -- it's a mosquito oasis🍃. They hide out in our yards when we're not around and bite us as we try to watch our favorite flowers flourish.
During our Spring Gardening episode, we recommend eliminating breeding spots in your yard each week. After you Tip 'N Toss stagnant water from backyard sources, you can keep mosquitoes and their diseases out of your home with California Native Plants. 🌵
Resources from our experts 💡
- Sun Seeker App - Tracker & Compass (Apple)
- Sun Seeker App - Sunrise Sunset Times Tracker, Compass (Google Play)
- Amigos de los Rios: Emerald Necklace
- Top 7 Facts That May Surprise You About Native Plants
- Is Your Yard a Mosquito Oasis?
- Switching to California Native Plants is as easy as A-B-C
- Go Native with our California Native Plant Resources
HOw to BITE mosquitoes back 🚫🦟
The Bite Back Tour was developed by the Bite Back Program outreach team to build healthier, bite-free communities by bridging the gap between residents and experts.
Of course, topics revolve around mosquitoes and the diseases they spread to people. Just like a band, the virtual tour hosts informational conversations targeting different interests and professions in the San Gabriel Valley.
Take back your neighborhood with the Bite Back Program. We have different grassroots methods to get mosquitoes out of your yard.
🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant