Health Tip: Keep Mosquitos Out of Your Yard
(HealthDay News) -- In addition to being a nuisance and a source of itch, mosquitos can carry a host of serious diseases, including Zika and West Nile.
So how do you rid them from your yard? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:
Every week, empty and clean any outside containers that may hold water. These may include trash cans, bird baths or planters. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water.
If your outside container doesn't have a lid, cover with a wire mesh. Make sure the mesh is smaller than the size of an adult mosquito.
If you have a large container that you can't empty, treat it with larvicide (but don't let any person or pet drink the water).
Repair any cracks or holes in your septic tank, and cover any plumbing or vent pipes with fine wire mesh.
Apply insecticide in your yard.
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