Unwanted guests are annoying, and this year there seems to be more than ever buzzing around our backyard barbecues and front porch get togethers.
A very wet Spring followed by warm summer temperatures has made many areas in Oregon a fertile breeding ground for mosquitos. Multnomah county has seen a record-setting number of mosquitoes this summer, the largest since 2010.
And while the mosquitoes are a force to be revoked with this summer, there are things you can do to eliminate places where they breed and reduce the number of them around your home.
- Get rid of standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, and toys.
- Empty and change the water in fountains, bird baths, wading pools, and pitted plant trays at least once a week.
- Keep the water in swimming pools treated and circulating.
- If you have a pond, consider adding a water feature as immature mosquitoes cannot breathe in standing water.
Mosquitoes love to come out at dusk especially when temperatures are around a pleasant seventy degrees. Go HERE to learn how to avoid getting bitten and enjoy the rest of your summer.