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The 5 T’s of Mosquito Control

Mosquito control is not just for the professionals. You can limit the mosquito population growth on your Rhode Island property by eliminating standing water necessary for mosquito larvae growth. We’ve created the 5 T’s of mosquito control to help you remember areas to check for standing water.


Mosquitoes need fresh water to reproduce. Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons, and toy trucks; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.


Toss excess grass clippings, leaves, firewood and other yard debris from your yard & garden. Ticks like cool shady places provided by these items.


Turn over larger items that could hold water like children’s swimming pools or sand buckets. If it is a bird bath that is meant to have water, dump and clean it out every 3-4 days to avoid mosquito breeding.


If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water. Remove or tighten tarps.


Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad of Rhode Island eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on your property with our time-released mosquito barrier treatment.

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