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Posted September 14, 2017 | 6:58 PM

Dump Water from Irma Yard Debris to Prevent Mosquitoes

Windblown Items in Your Yard Could Become Breeding Grounds

Hurricane Irma’s wind and water may have carried debris into your yard that could lead to a rapid expansion of the mosquito population around your home. Any debris or other items that hold water – from a Styrofoam cup to a torn plastic tarp – can allow mosquitoes to breed by the thousands within hours. It is critical to drain this water and dispose of or move these items immediately to prevent the spread of mosquitoes.

The easiest way to prevent mosquito bites is to stop them from breeding in the first place. Mosquito larvae need water to grow, so the most effective method to keep them from reproducing is to deprive them of water.

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