Picture this: You’re outside barbecuing with the family, and all of a sudden your arms are covered with unsightly welts that won’t stop itching! You’ve just been attacked by hungry mosquitoes. We’ve all been there, and although completely ridding your life of mosquitoes is unlikely, there are several measures you can take to greatly reduce their nuisance on your summer nights.
Mosquitoes lay eggs in water, so the best way to keep mosquitoes at bay is to reduce or eliminate sources of standing water. It takes about a week for a mosquito egg to fully develop into an adult mosquito, so draining and cleaning sources of standing water weekly is crucial to mosquito prevention. Follow these 10 mosquito prevention tips to keep your house, and skin, mosquito free all summer: