Thursday, May 10, 2007


My two boys just came in from the deck and were eaten alive by mosquitoes! Welts all over them. It got me thinking about the nasty insect and I thought I'd write a post about how to try to keep them from multiplying. You've probably heard this a hundred times before, but it is important. You must go around your house and look for free standing water. It can be a puddle in a bird bath or as small as water in a toy that is laying on the ground. They don't need much. With all the rain that has been falling around the country it is important to try to keep the population down by emptying this water whenever you see it. Flower pots, smoking "butt" cans, tires, and other kinds of outside furniture can gather water. Rain spouts that are clogged up are also a big culprit. You have to have an eagle eye when searching out these posts but when you do you will be glad you did.

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