Expert tips on how to prepare for mosquito season

Local pest control company Arrow Exterminators warned of a strong mosquito season and shared ways to prevent mosquitos from swarming your home.

HOUSTON – Local pest control company Arrow Exterminators warned of a strong mosquito season and shared ways to prevent mosquitos from swarming your home.

Prevention tips from Arrow Exterminators Houston:

  • Eliminate all sources of standing water such as children’s wading pools, birdbaths and flower pots
  • Keep rain gutters cleaned out to prevent water from standing in drains
  • Cut back or get rid of unnecessary vegetation around the home where mosquitoes can breed and/or rest
  • Keep swimming pools covered in colder months to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs there, and drain any water that has collected on top of pool covers
  • Screen windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside
  • Consider using yellow bug light bulbs in outdoor light fixtures – these bulbs reduce the number of flying insects around your home

Reese Coleman of Arrow Exterminators Houston appeared on KPRC 2+ Wednesday to share additional insights. Listed to them in the video player at the top of the page.

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