Mosquitoes need standing water in order to reproduce and lay eggs, which is why they can be found in a wide array of places. Some of the most common areas mosquitoes are found near homes include:
- Old tarps
- Tree holes
- Clogged gutters
- Garbage receptacles
- Window wells
- Swimming pool covers
Preventing Mosquitoes & Mosquito Bites
The easiest first step toward preventing mosquitoes from breeding is to eliminate any and all sources of standing water within or around your property.
Other prevention tips include making sure your windows and doors are properly sealed to keep mosquitoes out of the home, planting lavender or lemongrass to naturally prevent them, and cutting lawns and shrubbery to remove their hiding places. To ward off a mosquito bite, avoid going outside at dusk without covered clothing and insect repellant.