I don't know about you, but I really hate mosquitoes.  It feels like they're always targeting me more than anyone else when I'm outside.

No matter how much bug spray you apply it doesn't stop mosquitoes from attacking.

If you're looking for remedies to keep mosquitoes away from your home or reduce the amount that are living on your property, you can take these steps to help control these annoying bloodsucking pests.

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Illinois Residents: 3 Best Way To Stop Mosquitoes In Your Yard

The Illinois Department of Public Health shared a list of areas that tend to be breeding spots for mosquitoes.  Eliminate their favorite breeding spots and reduce the amount of mosquitoes around your home.

  • Remove any water-filled containers like old tires, food containers and buckets from your yard.
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  • Keep mosquitoes from breeding in bird baths, pet water dishes and plastic wading pools by emptying them at least once a week.
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  • Roof gutters should be kept clean of fallen leaves and other debris so that water does not collect in them.
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These remedies might not completely deter them from coming around, but at least it won't be as many as you're used to swatting at.

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If you're looking for ways to not get bit this summer, you can always try to apply bug spray, spray your backyard with an insecticidal fog or mist, use a netting to protect your space, and minimize your time outdoors between dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

By following these steps, you can make your yard less attractive to mosquitoes. It’s no fun being outside when mosquitoes are around, so take action and enjoy your yard without the bites!

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