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Mosquito Prevention

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1. How to Prevent Mosquito Bites in the North and East Bay »

To avoid the frustration of mosquito bites, it’s important to learn how to prevent them in the spring and summer. Learn our top tips to prevent mosquito bites here!

How to prevent mosquito bites - Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen in the North & East Bay Area CA

2. How to Prevent Mosquitoes in Your Yard »

To keep mosquitoes away from your yard, it’s important to make your property less attractive to them. Most importantly, remove all stagnant water. Learn more.

How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes In Your Yard in The North & East Bay Area CA - Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen

3. Do Citronella Candles Keep Mosquitoes Away? »

Citronella oil has long been said to work to prevent bugs and mosquitoes. However, citronella candles are not considered to be reliable at preventing mosquitoes. Learn why!

Do citronella candles keep mosquitoes away in The North & East Bay Area CA - Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen

4. How Do You Keep Mosquitoes Away Naturally? »

Not all natural home remedies can control mosquitoes, but some may work to repel them. Popular essential oils include peppermint, lavender, lemon eucalyptus, and more.

How do you keep mosquitoes away naturally? - Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen in the North & East Bay Area CA

5. What is the Most Effective Mosquito Repellent in the North and East Bay? »

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

What is the most effective mosquito repellent? - Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen in the North & East Bay Area CA

6. Do Mosquito Traps Really Work? »

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

Do mosquito traps really work? - Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen in the North & East Bay Area CA

7. Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Light? »

Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk and prefer shady areas. While mosquitoes use light to find their hosts, they are neither attracted to or repelled by light. Learn why!

Are mosquitoes attracted to light? - Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen in the North & East Bay Area CA

8. What are the Best Plants to Keep Mosquitoes Away? »

Mosquitoes use scent to locate hosts. Plants that output a lot of fragrance can work as a natural repellent against mosquitoes in the North and East Bay. Find out more!

What are the best plants to keep mosquitoes away? - Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen in the North & East Bay Area CA

Mosquito Prevention in the North Bay and East Bay CA Area

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