Identify the mosquito pest species and learn about safe and effective mosquito control methods.
Mosquito control begins with eliminating areas of standing water around the property, such as flowerpots, birdbaths, grill covers, and baby pools. Homeowners should also screen all windows and doors, repairing even the smallest hole. Another mosquito management tip is to minimize outside activity between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. For stronger mosquito treatment, people should use an insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin and wear long pants and sleeves to prevent mosquito bites when outdoors.