Location: Westwood, MA
They can fly in excess of 2 miles in search of a blood meal. Do you have a yard that big? I doubt it! So how do you minimize attacking mosquitoes
on your property? There are some things that can be done to reduce breeding activity. Remove any stagnant water sources on your property no matter how small they are. Clean gutters of debris. Rinse birdbaths with a hose 2x per month. Keep grass mowed & vegetation (trees and shrubs) trimmed so not too dark/shady on your property.
Use a product with deet as this is the only scientifically proven personal insect repellent. Citronella candles do not work per se but the smoke from them/torches/fires does help deter mosquitoes.
does offer a totally organic mosquito treatment
that will reduce mosquito populations
. Since they fly in from outside your property boundries elimination is not possible just suppression. Look it it this way, less mosquitoes = less bites & disease threats.
George E. Williams Jr., A.C.E.
General Manager - Staff Entomologist
Environmental Health Services, Inc.