This article, entitled "Mosquito Control, Keep Them Out of Your Yard," comes from Liz Hayes, MomsEveryday blogger from Central Wisconsin.
Here in North Central Wisconsin, mosquitoes have been out of control this summer! We’ve gotten so much rain which has created a perfect environment for the pesky, blood-sucking insects. Mosquitoes aren’t just pests; they carry serious diseases that are dangerous to us, our children, and our pets.
Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time anywhere there is a little bit of water, including several inconspicuous areas in our yards. Mosquitoes love to breed in bird baths, kiddie pools, garbage cans, puddles, hollow trees, drainage ditches, ponds, open containers, and any other place there is standing water. Just a drop of water is enough for mosquitoes to breed.
To eliminate mosquitoes in your yard, you must eliminate potential breeding grounds. All of those places previously mentioned should be looked at. After it rains, walk your property and look for areas where water pools.
Bird baths should be dumped out and refilled twice a week. Ponds should be aerated to keep the water moving and discourage mosquitoes to breed.
Keep your yard clean of tall weeds. Mosquitoes rest during the day, usually on tall weeds and vegetation. Mow your lawn regularly to help keep mosquitoes at bay.