Backyard cookouts with the family are great, but the sound of mosquitoes buzzing around your ears is annoying and their bite can be potentially dangerous to your health. Fortunately, you don’t have to be restricted when you’re spending time outside if you take a few proactive steps.
Mosquitoes love water, so the best way to beat them is to eliminate those breeding sites. Even the most unexpected places can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes and the illnesses they can carry.
Here are some simple steps you can take:
To reduce the chance of being bitten by a mosquito, all residents should :
Most people believe summer is the start of mosquito season, but in reality, mosquito season begins when outdoor temperatures warm to 50°F or warmer. Instead of waiting until you hear their buzzing, or feel the bite and start itching, be proactive and start your outdoor mosquito control efforts now.
For more information read Mansfield’s mosquito control policy , frequently asked questions and view Tarrant County Public Health prevention videos.