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Mosquito Prevention

To keep you and your family safe from mosquito bites, it’s important to be cautious in the spring and summer. Wear an EPA-approved repellent, long-sleeved dark clothing, and more.

To keep mosquitoes away from your yard, it’s important to make conditions less attractive to them. Removing all sources of stagnant water is the best tip. Learn more about preventing mosquitoes!

Citronella oil has always been known to repel mosquitoes and other insects. However, citronella candles are not considered to be very reliable at preventing mosquitoes long-term. Learn why!

Natural mosquito remedies do not work to control mosquitoes, but some may work to repel them. Popular essential oils include peppermint, lavender, lemon eucalyptus, and more.

Most mosquito repellent products contain either DEET or picaridin. According to professionals, DEET is highly effective at repelling mosquitoes and is safe when approved by the EPA.

Typical mosquito traps function by luring mosquitoes toward them. While not a reliable solution for a big infestation, traps can help keep mosquitoes away from your yard or property.

Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk when the sun is low. While mosquitoes use light to find their hosts, they are neither attracted to or repelled by light. Learn more!

Mosquitoes are attracted to scent, especially our natural scent. Fragrant plants, then, can work as a natural repellent against mosquitoes. Find out what the best plants are to prevent mosquitoes in Iowa.

Mosquito Prevention

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