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Wipe Out Mosquitoes This Winter

Bundle up! This winter comes with a frosty bite.

Pervasive Aedes mosquitoes can lay eggs that "hibernate" months after being laid. All they require is stagnant water to hatch and thrive in the winter!

Aedes mosquito eggs can "hibernate" months after being laid 

Stagnant water 💧 + Mosquito eggs 🥚 = Mosquitoes 🦟  Even in the winter! 🌧 

Check your yard for contiainers that capture mosquito-breeding water from rainstorms, sprinklers, etc., and tip them out weekly!

 

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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 have left behind some gifts for us this winter.

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.

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Just like sipping down your favorite latte, wiping out mosquitoes this winter is easy.

  • Give your warm, holiday home a weekly Tip and Toss. Drain out any stagnant water and toss containers that hold mosquito-breeding water!
  • Get rid of "hibernating" eggs. Wipe down surfaces that frequently hold water and harbor mosquito eggs. A wet sponge or towel should work a winter wonder.

What's attracting and breeding mosquitoes around my home? Find out here.

Cozy Up to Some Repellent

Cuddle up with one of four CDC-recommended ingredients that will help keep you bite-free and filled with joy this winter.

  1. Oil of Lemon Eucaplytpus 
  2. Picaridin
  3. IR3535
  4. DEET

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!