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Tips for home mosquito control

Experts predict that mosquitos could bring exotic diseases to the UK within the next decade. As the UK continues to develop a warmer climate it will become more habitable for mosquitos. The public are being made aware of this danger by Public Health England who are monitoring places that mosquitos like to lay their eggs like used tyres.

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Mosquitos develop faster in higher temperatures. Unfortunately if a long hot summer is followed by a warm autumn and a relatively trouble free winter, mosquitos won’t be killed off. There are some things you can do if you’re concerned. The first tip is to avoid dusk and dawn. Going outside at those times of day puts you at far greater risk.

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What you wear’s also really important. Always wear long, loose clothes that cover your skin if you know mosquitos are around.

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What you wear’s also really important. Always wear long, loose clothes that cover your skin if you know mosquitos are around.

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The best mosquitos repellents are those that contain DEET. Studies have shown that these are the most effective ones on the market today.

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Standing water around your home is attractive to them so old tyres, plant containers and buckets should be removed.

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Denying a place for mosquitos to breed is the best way of reducing their numbers in and around your property. Removing clutter and rubbish will give them less places to hide so don’t delay.

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Denying a place for mosquitos to breed is the best way of reducing their numbers in and around your property. Removing clutter and rubbish will give them less places to hide so don’t delay.

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Water in bird baths, a kids’ pool or your pet’s water bowl could be used as a breeding ground for the pests. Get rid of them by turning them upside down is a good idea. Alternatively you could make sure that the water’s always fresh.

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Preventing standing water on your lawn will also give these guys nowhere to bred so cutting the lawn and weeding regularly will help you to prevent an infestation of mosquitos in your garden.

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Preventing standing water on your lawn will also give these guys nowhere to bred so cutting the lawn and weeding regularly will help you to prevent an infestation of mosquitos in your garden.

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