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September 10, 2012

Eliminating or Reducing Mosquito Breeding Sites

Mosquitoes are well-known to spread diseases such as West Nile Virus, malaria and dengue fever. And this year, West Nile Virus has been a serious concern.

Pools of stagnant water, in storm drains, old tires, children's wading pools and birdbaths, left behind by springtime rain are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water sources such as

Eliminate or reduce mosquito breeding sites by replacing all standing water at least once a week. This includes bird baths, ponds and unfiltered pools. Remove unneeded vegetation or trash from around any standing water sources that cannot be changed, dumped or removed. Introduce mosquito-eating fish such as gambusia, green sunfish, bluegills and minnows to standing water. Screen windows, doors and other openings with mesh. Avoid going outdoors when and where mosquitoes are most active: during dusk or dawn. Use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin whenever or wherever mosquitoes are likely to bite.

If you're concerned about mosquitoes at your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.

Dave's Pest Control
A Central Massachusetts Extermination and Pest Control Company
Worcester County Pest and Rodent Exterminators
Reference: www.pestworld.org

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