Bundle up! This winter comes with a frosty bite.
With the summer heat long gone, it's easy to think that mosquitoes are taking time off this chilly holiday season. But don't be deceived; we can assure you that mosquitoes are still around, and have left behind some gifts this winter.
Check your yard for contiainers that capture mosquito-breeding water from rainstorms, sprinklers, etc., and tip them out weekly!
Did you know that Aedes mosquitoes can lay eggs that "hibernate" months after being laid? All they need is stagnant water to hatch and thrive all year long!
Also known as time-capsules, Aedes eggs laid in the summer and fall can easily hatch in water that settles after a winter storm, or simply from watering plants. So while it looks like mosquito numbers decrease during the cold season, stagnant water is a major factor that can increase them.
Wiping out mosquitoes this winter is easy:
Drain out any stagnant water and toss containers that hold mosquito-breeding water!
Wipe down surfaces that frequently hold water and harbor mosquito eggs. A wet sponge or towel should work a winter wonder.
What else is attracting and breeding mosquitoes around my home? Find out here.
Cuddle up with one of four CDC-recommended ingredients that will keep you bite-free and filled with joy this winter!
- Oil of Lemon Eucaplytpus
Which one is best for me? Pick your perfect repellent.
Don't let mosquitoes get too comfy around your home. Join us in wiping out mosquitoes this winter!