Mosquitoes: How to Fight Back

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Public fear of Zika, West Nile and other mosquito-transmitted diseases make mosquitoes more than a health concern – they’re a business threat. Controlling mosquito populations around your property is crucial in securing guest and resident health, happiness and ratings. So how should you fight the bite?

  1. Learn what attracts mosquitoes. This includes stagnant water, strong smells and dark colors.
  2. Remove all sources of standing water. If you can’t completely remove your water features, find a way to circulate them or dump the water weekly.
  3. Clean your gutters! This sneaky source of stagnant water can bring mosquitoes right to your front door.
  4. Overgrown vegetation can trap moisture and attract mosquitoes, so keep your landscaping trimmed.
  5. Don’t forget your insect repellent. Use EPA-approved sprays to keep you and your tenants safe from bites.

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