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Adult mosquitoes like to rest on weeds and other vegetation. A great way to control mosquitoes is to reduce the number of areas where adult mosquitoes can find shelter. Eliminate large weeds around the home and cut the grass regularly.
To further reduce adult mosquitoes harboring in vegetation, insecticides may be applied to the lower limbs of shade trees, shrubs and other vegetation. Products containing allethrin, malathion or carbaryl have proven effective. Paying particular attention to shaded areas, apply the insecticides as coarse sprays onto vegetation, walls, and other potential mosquito resting areas using a compressed air sprayer. Always read and follow label directions before using any pesticide.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|