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Mosquito Prevention

1. How to Prevent Mosquito Bites in Georgia »

To avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes, it’s important to take certain precautions in the spring and summer. These precautions include wearing EPA-approved repellents, long-sleeved dark clothing, and more. Learn the best tips here!

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2. How to Prevent Mosquitoes in Your Yard »

In order to prevent mosquitoes in your yard, it’s crucial to make your property less attractive to them in general. Most importantly, remove all stagnant water. Learn more about preventing mosquitoes outdoors here.

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3. Do Citronella Candles Keep Mosquitoes Away? »

Citronella oil is known to repel mosquitoes and other bugs outside. However, citronella candles are not considered to be very reliable at preventing mosquitoes. Find out why citronella candles do not hold up for mosquito prevention.

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4. How Do You Keep Mosquitoes Away Naturally? »

Not every natural home remedy can control mosquitoes, but some may work to repel them. Popular DIY methods to prevent mosquitoes include essential oils: peppermint, lavender, lemon eucalyptus, and more. Learn if they work here!

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5. What is the Most Effective Mosquito Repellent in Georgia? »

Many mosquito repellent products contain either DEET or picaridin. In general, DEET is considered highly effective at repelling mosquitoes and is safe when approved by the EPA. Find out more with our mosquito control experts!

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6. Do Mosquito Traps Really Work? »

While there are many types of mosquito traps, they all typically function by luring mosquitoes inside and trapping them. While not a reliable solution for a large mosquito infestation, traps can help keep the pests away from your yard or property.

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7. Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Light? »

Mosquitoes are at their most active at dawn and dusk, or when the sun is low and out of sight. While mosquitoes use light to find their hosts, they are neither attracted to or repelled by light. Learn how that works with our experts.

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

Mosquitoes utilize scent to locate hosts. Fragrant plants, then, can work as a natural repellent against mosquitoes. Find out what the best plants are to prevent mosquitoes in Georgia.

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