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.