4 Tips for Backyard Mosquito Control

Install a Misting System

If you have a serious mosquito problem, then you can look into installing a misting system in your yard. These timed-interval or remote-controlled systems spray an insecticide mist that kills mosquitoes (along with other insects). Though they may provide temporary relief, according to the EPA, misting systems won’t keep new mosquitoes from making their way into your yard and haven’t been shown to decrease the incidence of mosquito-borne diseases. The pesticides used in the spray, including pyrethins and permethrin, will kill helpful insects along with mosquitoes and will also expose your family and pets to the chemicals (which, though they aren’t dangerously toxic, could have potential risks).

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