Tips for reducing the number of mosquitoes around your home

Posted at: 06/26/2013 6:16 AM

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Did you know there are steps that you can take to get rid of mosquitoes around your home and there are professionals who can help?

Joe Koval of Mosquito Squad of Rochester joined us on News10NBC Today from a home in Penfield to show you how to get rid these pests. Press play to see our interivew.

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Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children's sandboxes, wagons or plastic toys; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.

Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards.

Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children's portable sandboxes or plastic toys.

Remove tarps:
If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren't taut, they're holding water.

Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad's eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on a property.

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