It's "tip and toss" time again. If you are experiencing mosquitoes, it is a good possibility that they are being produced on your property or that of your close neighbor's property. You should always take precautions and use a mosquito repellant with DEET. In the event that you are allergic to DEET, there are alternative products that you can use and some are all-natural. Always read and follow label instructions for any insect repellant you are using.
You should inspect your property often for any litter, such as plastic bags, bottles, cups, etc., that can hold water or flower pot trays that have standing water in them, in addition to turning your wheelbarrow upside down. You should dump your bird baths every two days or so and refill them.
Remember, it only takes a bottle cap full of water to hatch mosquito eggs.
The life expectancy for a mosquito is about two weeks, so by the time you begin to notice them and then do a walk around the yard to tip and toss, you should see a difference in the population within a few days after that.
Many retail outlets offer a variety of products that you can apply on your property to help control mosquitoes.
Always read and follow the label instructions of any pesticide.