Avoid activity outside when mosquitoes are most active, especially at dawn and dusk.
Wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and other protective clothing and apply insect repellent according to label instructions before engaging in outdoor activities.
Keep infants indoors during peak mosquito hours. If outside, cover cribs, bassinets or playpens with suspended mosquito netting.
All mosquitoes need water in which to pass their early life stages. Water standing just a few days can produce a crop of mosquitoes! Identify and eliminate all sources of standing water around your property that can support mosquito breeding such as:
Old bottles and tin cans
Vases, flower pots, and bird feeders
Clogged roof gutters
Plastic wading pools
For more mosquito control ideas or to report unusual mosquito activity, contact Brian Ketchum at 757-269-2888.