Remove all standing water

Mosquitoes mostly stay within a quarter mile of where they’re hatched, so eliminating breeding areas in the immediate area of the home is a major step in making back yards bite-free zones. Because a mosquito can lay eggs in as little as a teaspoon of water, removing all standing water is key.

Exterminating companies recommend that water removal include that in bird baths, flower pots and children’s wading pools.