Most city-dwelling mosquitoes are attracted to private, residential properties
Mosquitoes lurk in humid, shaded plants that protect them from the sun and wind ☀️🍃 I.e. Dense bushes, hedges, and ivy
Check your yard for containers 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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