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    How to Rid Your Yard of Hidden Mosquitoes

    Help reduce the number of mosquitoes in areas outdoors where you work or play, by draining sources of standing water. In this way, you reduce the number of places mosquitoes can lay their eggs and breed.

    • At least once or twice a week, empty water from flower pots, pet food and water dishes, birdbaths, swimming pool covers, buckets, barrels, trashcans and other cans.
    • Check for clogged rain gutters and clean them out.
    • Remove discarded tires, and other items that could collect water.
    • Be sure to check for containers or trash in places that may be hard to see, such as under bushes or under your home.

    Note: Vitamin B and "ultrasonic" devices are NOT effective in preventing mosquito bites.

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    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on October 05, 2014

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