Wherever you head for fun this summer, you don’t want mosquitoes to ruin your vacation. Here are a few tips for decreasing the chance of infestation:
Get rid of any standing water in the vicinity that could be used as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Check for water in watering pots, buckets, children’s swimming pools, pet dishes or plastic covers on furniture or grills.
If you have a children’s pool, birdbath or fountain, be sure to change the water each week.
Other places to check for standing water include around air-conditioning condenser units, in roof gutters or on flat roofs.
Swimming pools or hot tubs should be kept clean and covered. Chlorine-treated water makes an inhospitable place for mosquito larvae.
If all else fails, at least keep the mosquitoes outside the house by making sure all porch, door and window screens are tight and free of tears.