Mosquitoes!

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Aaron: As we all know, living in Tennessee, mosquitoes can be quite the problem. There are several steps that you can take as a homeowner to just reduce the chances of them breeding on your property, reduce their breeding sites as you may say. The best thing you can do, the most important thing you can do, is eliminate sources of standing water.

John: That means your downspouts, make sure that they are getting water away from your home. If you can see that tree that's growing in your gutters, they're not clean. It means water is standing in your gutters, and it's a breeding spot, not just for mosquitoes, but all pests will start searching out that moisture. We use corrugated piping that helps water flow away. Make sure it's set up correctly because if not, all you end up with is standing water inside the corrugated piping. Mosquitoes only need an inch of water. Any time that inch of water stands around your home, it's a breeding spot for mosquitoes.

Aaron: Spring and summertime, I like to keep my windows open and my door to get a nice breeze going through the house. If that's the case, you definitely want to have some sort of screening to prevent them from getting inside. Don't just rely on the screen being there. Actually check them. Make sure they don't have any rips or gaps or anything like that. Mosquitoes are tiny, they can fit in some pretty small areas.

John: You're more likely to be bit at dusk and dawn. We recommend that you wear long sleeves, long pants at those times, if you're going to be outside. Also, you can apply repellent with DEET in it both to your clothing and your skin. That will help mask where you are to the mosquitoes. It won't do anything for the population. It will simply help mask you from them being able to see you.

We offer a misting service around your house. It's for mosquito reduction. There's no way for us to eliminate mosquitoes from around your home. If we could, we'd do it. We can help reduce the population by treating your shrubbery, by treating the tree canopies, by making your yard a less desirable place to be for mosquitoes.

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