10 Ways to Keep Mosquitos Out of Your Yard

Thanks to warmer than usual winter and spring weather, mosquito outbreaks are expected to be pretty bad this summer. We asked experts for their go-to tips to keep you bite-free (11 Photos)

Sadia Latifi on Jun 1, 2013 at 10:03AM

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10 Ways to Keep Mosquitos Out of Your Yard

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Toss and Turn the Stuff in Your Yard

Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood, and clippings from your yard. Mosquitos like dark patches of foliage because it serves as a place for them to rest, according to Shannon Bennett, a microbiologist at the California Academy of Sciences. Turn over larger yard items like children’s toys, which could hold water. Take special note of tarps, too. If they’re not stretched over firewood piles or boats tightly, they’re probably holding water.

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