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Mosquito Prevention

To protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites, you have to take measures to prevent them in the spring and summer. You can wear dark, long-sleeved clothing and EPA-approved repellents. 

Making your yard less attractive to mosquitoes will keep them away from your home. Most importantly, pour out or cover any sources of standing water. Learn more about mosquito prevention here!

Citronella oil is has become popular as a mosquito and general insect repellent. However, citronella candles are not very effective for long-term mosquito prevention. Find out why here.

Not all natural home remedies are helpful for mosquito control, but some can work to repel them temporarily. Popular choices of essential oils include lavender, peppermint, lemon eucalyptus, and more.

Lots of popular mosquito repellent products make use of either DEET or picaridin. DEET is considered a highly effective mosquito repellent and has been approved by the EPA in regulated products.

Most mosquito traps control mosquitoes by luring them in. While these aren’t the right solution for big infestations, traps can help keep smaller numbers of mosquitoes out of your yard.

We see the most mosquito activity at dawn and dusk when the sun is low. While mosquitoes make use of light to locate potential hosts, they are neither attracted to or repelled by light.

Mosquitoes also use scent to locate hosts.This means that fragrant plants can work as a natural mosquito repellent. Learn what the best plants for mosquito prevention are in Vermont.

Mosquito Prevention in Vermont

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