Be Mosquito Free

Mosquito Prevention and Protection

In order to be effective, mosquito control must be comprehensive. Preventative mosquito control offered by companies like ours is only a small part of being completely protected. Just remember… Drain, Dress, Defend!

DRAIN: Remove standing water from around your home. It only takes a bottle cap’s worth of standing water to cause a mosquito problem.

Common culprits that should be monitored regularly for standing water include:

  • Clogged rain gutters
  • Corrugated drain pipes
  • Bird baths
  • Pet bowls
  • Trash & recycling bins
  • Plant pots
  • Children’s toys

DRESS: When practical, wear long pants and long sleeves. Loose-fitting, light-colored clothing is best.

Studies have shown that some mosquitoes are more attracted to dark clothing and can most readily bite through tight-fitting, loose-weave clothing.

DEFEND: Use repellent! The EPA has registered repellents that have been reviewed and approved to pose minimal risk when used properly:

  • DEET (N, N-diethyl-m- toluadmide)
  • Picaridin (KBR 3023)
  • Oil of lemon eucalyptus (p-methan 3.8-diol, or PMD)


While nothing can eliminate the threat entirely, when performed properly by trained professionals, back yard mosquito treatments can help to reduce the danger and risk posed by disease-carrying mosquitoes.

The Mosquito Authority’s Mosquito Treatment will break the mosquito life cycle and all but eliminate mosquitoes from your yard – and your life – all summer long!