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Where do mosquitoes breed in the yard?

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Mosquitoes breed in standing water. Get rid of places in your yard where water can collect, such as:

Be sure to change the water in bird baths weekly. Keep your pool water circulating and treated.

  • open buckets
  • plastic covers
  • trash can lids
  • unplanted flower pots

SOURCES:

CDC: "Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Insects and Arthropods;" "Insect Repellent Use and Safety;" and "Updated Information Regarding Insect Repellents."

Environmental Protection Agency: "Using Insect Repellent Safely;" "Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness;" and "Other Preventive Actions to Avoid Getting Bitten."

Flyrepellent.org: "Homemade Mosquito Repellent."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Insect Repellents."

University of Florida: "Insect Repellents."

Fradin, M. and Day, J. July 2002. New England Journal of Medicine,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Insects and Arthropods;" "Insect Repellent Use and Safety;" and "Updated Information Regarding Insect Repellents."

Environmental Protection Agency: "Using Insect Repellent Safely;" "Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness;" and "Other Preventive Actions to Avoid Getting Bitten."

Flyrepellent.org: "Homemade Mosquito Repellent."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Insect Repellents."

University of Florida: "Insect Repellents."

Fradin, M. and Day, J. July 2002. New England Journal of Medicine,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2019

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