Banish Biting Bloodsuckers

All the weeks of drought-busting rain showers this spring were great for landscapes and wildflowers. But they’ve also ushered in an unwelcome pest: mosquitos by the millions.

Stop swatting and start enjoying your great outdoors. Here’s how to prevent these masters of misery from hanging around.

  • Eliminate ALL standing water. Even a tablespoon of water can breed mosquitos.
  • Clean bird baths or wildlife water features often.
  • Add fish to your ponds. They feast on mosquito larvae.

And the No. 1 way to keep mosquitos at bay? Reduce irrigation! Excess water can collect on vegetation and clay soils and become a saws.org/waternews mosquito breeding hotspot.