Are you unknowingly attracting bugs and especially mosquitoes to your property? Mosquitoes can breed in as little as a 1/2 inch of standing water, so even items containing water the size of a bottle cap my be mosquito breeding ground magnets. Here are some tips for preventing mosquito breeding grounds around home that my be prone to them.

  1. GUTTERS - Remove leaves and other debris from gutters that can attract mosquitoes.
  2. FLOWERPOTS - Pour out stagnant water from flowerpots and planters.
  3. GRILL COVER - Make sure water isn’t gathering on top of the grill cover.
  4. BABY POOL - Don’t let water sit in baby pools for long periods of time. Mosquitoes love these.
  5. BIRDBATH - Frequently change out the water in birdbaths.
  6. LEAKY PIPES - Repair any leaky pipes or faucets.
  7. TIRES - Drill holes in the bottom of tire swings and wheel barrels to allow water to drain.
  8. TRASH CANS - Ensure trash cans are tightly sealed and lids aren’t flipped upside down.
  9. BUCKETS - Remove water collecting in buckets and toys.
  10. PONDS - Keep swimming pools and ponds adequately treated.