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Easy Tips to Minimize Mosquitoes Around Your Property

Jun 20, 2023

Mosquito Hero’s effective mosquito control programs specifically target the areas where mosquitoes live, rest, and hide, but we can get even better results when we work together! By understanding the places on your property that provide a safe haven to mosquitoes, you can make your home and yard less habitable to these pesky pests.


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Eliminate Standing Water

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant, standing fresh water, laying hundreds of eggs at a time. Even small amounts of water can help mosquitoes multiply when left stagnant for at least 4 to 7 days. Take some time to check your property for these common water traps.

  • Dispose of empty cans, buckets, flowerpots, old tires, trash cans, and other receptacles that can collect rainwater.

  • Clear out any clogged roof gutters.

  • Change the water in your bird baths and fountains at least once a week.

  • If you have a sump pump, flush the pit once a week.

  • Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

  • Drain swimming pool covers.

  • Clean and chlorinate your swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs.

  • Drill holes in the bottoms of recycling containers that are kept outdoors.

  • Monitor for septic seepage and other foul water sources above or below ground level.

  • Use landscaping to eliminate stagnant water that collects on your property.


Out of an abundance of caution for the health of domestic or native bees and other pollinators, Mosquito Hero follows a stringent pollinator policy, which includes avoiding treatment on actively flowering plants that are attractive to pollinators. Pay special attention to eliminating standing water in areas with blooming plants that cannot be treated.


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Maintain Your Grass, Plants, and Landscaping

While mosquitoes breed in standing water, they like to rest in tall grass, weeds, and brush near inhabited locations where they can feed, like your house. Keep these plants neat and trimmed so they do not become a habitat for mosquitoes and other pests.

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Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Home

While mosquitoes aren’t typically trying to live and breed inside your house, they may sneak in while pursuing a host. All it takes is one breeding cycle to turn into a full blown indoor infestation.

  • Make sure you have window screens on all your windows, and do not leave doors ajar. 

  • Fix leaky faucets and flush out your drains regularly.

  • Run your air conditioner and dehumidifier to make sure your home is not warm, moist, and appealing to mosquitoes.

  • Dump out any standing water in places like your kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. 

Reclaim Your Outdoor Space with Mosquito Hero

With Mosquito Hero’s effective mosquito control programs, you get monthly service from a trained professional and targeted control that’s proven to reduce the mosquito population in your yard. By following the tips above, you can further defend your home and property. And if you experience biting between monthly treatments, Mosquito Hero will happily re-treat your property for free – that’s our Mosquito Service Guarantee!



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