While the saying “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer” might apply to many of our human on human relationships, it certainly doesn’t apply to mosquitoes. Where does the enemy like to hide? And what can be done to help eradicate aforementioned enemy?
Trees & Shrubs
When they’re not actively hunting for prey, mosquitoes prefer to escape harsh sunlight and wind, opting for areas that provide shade and humidity.
Ponds & Puddles
While ornamental ponds might look pretty, they’re the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Since mosquitoes like to lay their eggs in still water, puddles are a trouble spot, too. Remember to regularly remove or drain any standing water around your property.
Planters & Pots
If you’ve got potted plants with saucers or empty flower pots in your yard, chances are you’ve got some standing water that’s been sitting there for a little while. Remember to regularly remove or drain any standing water around your property.
Old Tires & Tire Swings
Rubbery tires are a mosquito haven. They’re dark and humid, and they provide insulation and protection for mosquito larvae. Considering they easily fill up with water, they’re notorious for breeding thousands of mosquitoes.
It’s Summer, and your pets need to be hydrated. But what they don’t need is to be ingesting mosquito larvae! Do yourself and your pets a favour by changing their water daily.
Hollow areas of trees are yet another place that collects water. Fill the cavities with sand of mortar to help deprive mosquitoes of a potential breeding site.