August 19 2016
A Mosquito free summer on Long Island can be enjoyed if you can figure out how to repeal them. It isn’t easy. Here are some tips of things you can do yourself to reduce mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are more than just annoying. Their bites can make you sick, and worse, they are responsible for more human deaths than any other living creature.
Here are some helpful tips to reduce mosquito activity in your home or business.
A Mosquito-Free Summer on Long Island
- Eliminate all standing water, check gutters, planters, kids’ toys, and garbage pails.
- Remove excess leaves, grass, debris, and woodpiles from the yard.
- Keep grass cut short.
- Fix any leaking hoses, sprinklers, or sinks.
- Turn anything that can hold water upside down.
- Get neighbors involved, you don’t want mosquitoes breeding right next door.
- Stay inside at dawn and dusk, this is their peak biting time.
- Avoid flowery perfumes which are very attractive to mosquitoes.
- Do plant things with natural mosquito repellents, such as marigold, lavender, and lemon balm.
- Built a bat house. No, not baseball, but actual bats — a single bat consumes 600-1200 mosquitos an hour! You can find bat houses at home improvement stores, ranging from $39 – $175.