Most mosquitoes feed at dawn into the early evening, spring through late summer. There are species that feed both night and day. Adult male mosquitoes remain close to the breeding site and do not bite; females may fly long distances to find a blood meal. They seek wet or aquatic sites to lay eggs. Mosquitoes are attracted to the CO2 we exhale and can carry many diseases including Malaria, West Nile virus, Dengue fever and Yellow fever. Gnats and biting flies are found in regional sections of the US and are a nuisance during outdoor activities.
[accordion clicktoclose=true][accordion-item title="How to Eliminate Mosquitoes, Gnats, No-See-Ums"]Treat lawns and perimeter shrubs with a hose end mosquito spray. Yard and Patio foggers can be used prior to outdoor activities. Personal insect repellents containing natural plant oils or products containing deet are the most popular choices to repel mosquitoes, biting flies and gnats.[/accordion-item][accordion-item title="How to Prevent Mosquitoes, Gnats, No-See-Ums"]Remove any standing water from areas near your home. Bird baths, drain pipes, gutters, even leaves on plants and shrubs around the home hold water that mosquitoes use to breed.[/accordion-item][/accordion]