With Ortho® Home Defense® Insect Killer for Lawn & Landscape Ready-To-Spray, you can kill bugs outside before they come inside.
HOW TO CONTROL MOSQUITOES
If you’re like most folks, you’ll do whatever it takes to get mosquitoes before they get you. In addition to sometimes carrying serious diseases like the West Nile and Zika viruses, these biting, sucking pests can ruin all your outdoor fun. Although only the females feed on blood, there are more than 200 different species of mosquitoes – that’s a lot of bugs!
Follow this step-by-step attack plan to control mosquitoes and reclaim your yard.
Mosquitoes tend to live, breed, and pester humans close to where they hatched. Kill mosquitoes in your lawn and garden, including those that may transmit the West Nile and Zika viruses, by applying Ortho® Home Defense® Backyard Mosquito & Bug Killer Ready-To-Spray or using the Ortho® Home Defense® Backyard Mosquito & Bug Killer Area Fogger, making sure to follow label directions.
In order to breed, mosquitoes need water. Eliminate all sources of standing or stagnant water by emptying water-holding items like trash can lids, spare tires, and tarps. Habitually refresh the water in planters, bird baths, and pet dishes. Cover rain barrels with screens, keep ditches and gutters clear, and treat swimming pools regularly. Also, invite natural predators into your yard by enhancing your landscape with plants that attract birds, dragonflies, and other wildlife with an appetite for mosquitoes.
To minimize your chance of being blood-sucked by any leftover mosquito invaders, wear long-sleeve or other protective clothing, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are actively feeding. Whenever you’re outdoors, apply an EPA-registered mosquito repellent to any exposed skin (you can spray it on your clothes, too, for extra protection). The next time you enjoy a nice summer evening on back porch or patio, use Ortho® Home Defense® Perimeter Protection Repellent Candles that use spearmint and lemongrass oil to repel mosquitoes.