Most city-dwelling mosquitoes are attracted to private, residential properties
Mosquitoes lurk in cool, shaded plants that protect them from the sun and wind ☀️🍃 I.e. Dense bushes, hedges, and ivy
Check your yard for contiainers that capture mosquito-breeding water from sprinklers, rainstorms, watering cans, etc., and tip them out weekly!🎍💧
Examples of what mosquito-attracting vegetation looks like:
Little do many know, but a female mosquito can lay over 200 eggs at a time! This creates a big challenge in mosquito prevention-- on both household and community levels.
So while we serve the public areas around you, our access to private properties is limited--making mosquito reduction a shared responsibility between us, and you!
Natural Ways to Protect Against Mosquitoes
1. Eliminate breeding spots
Each week, scan your yard for containers that catch water (I.e. plant saucers, buckets, tires) and give them a Tip 'N Toss. A mosquito's aquatic larval stage can flight-and-bite in 7 days!
2. make it hard for them to bite you
Ditch the itch. Use repellent with one of these four ingredients: Picaridin, Oil of lemon eucalyptus (or PMD), DEET or IR3535. They are CDC-recommended and EPA-registered; and great against fleas and ticks, too!
3. lock them out
Mosquitoes are tiny. Maintain your screens doors and windows so they can't crawl through any rips or tears.
4. Let nature take its course
Did you know that certain plants attract mosquitoes more than others? Commonly seen in many SoCal homes, tropical-like yards are mosquito oases! Consider beautiful California native plants; which not only give back to you, but nature itself!
Still experiencing mosquito problems in your neighborhood? Contact us for help.
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