Mosquito Squad of the Twin Cities needs your assistance in making your yard less attractive to mosquitoes. Mosquitoes require fresh water for laying eggs and nurturing larvae into adult mosquitoes. We have created these 5 easy tips to help you remember what you can do to limit the growth of the local mosquito population and deter mosquitoes from inhabiting your yard.
1. TIP. Tip every little thing around your home that could collect water from rain or your irrigation system. Clogged gutters, kid’s toys, and planters are a perfect habitat for mosquito eggs, larva and pupa.
2. TOSS. Remove grass, leaves, branches and other leftover yard clippings. Remove all weeds from your gardens. Remove all trash, a Coca-Cola bottle cap is large enough to hold enough water for a mosquito breeding ground.
3. TURN. Turn over larger items in your yard that could hold water like baby pools, sandboxes or toys. Bird baths should be emptied, cleaned and refilled every few days to deter mosquito population growth.
4. REMOVETARPS. Ensure tarps are taut or remove them entirely. Tarps have a potential to go slack and hold water, make sure any necessary tarps are always taut.
5. TREAT. Call Mosquito Squad of the Twin Cities. Our traditional mosquito control barrier treatment eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes on your property. Don’t forget: mosquitoes are more than just an annoyance; they can carry hazardous diseases such as Zika, West Nile virus, Malaria, Encephalitis and more.
Contact us today to sign up for season long Minneapolis mosquito protection. Call 763-434-2483