May is a great time to learn how to effectively prevent mosquitos and ticks in your yard! Mosquitoes and ticks are annoying and can carry disease. Unfortunately, spraying insecticides is not particularly effective, and kills pollinators and many other beneficial insects as well. Insect populations are dropping precipitously worldwide. Best strategies for protecting yourselves from mosquitoes and ticks are to manage habitat, especially standing water where mosquitoes can breed, wear long sleeves and pants, and use a mosquito repellent.
Register for our program “Fight the Bite: Steps to a Mosquito and Tick Free Yard” on May 19, 2023 to learn more!.
If you can’t make it to the class, we have extensive resources on eradicating these pests and how commercial practices for controlling mosquitoes and ticks may negatively impact beneficial pollinators.
- Mosquito Facts
- What We Can Do to Protect Ourselves and Our Families Instead of Spraying Pesticides
- Mosquito Controls that Do Not Work
- Why Spraying for Mosquitoes Might Not Be Your Best Option
- Do Natural Alternatives to Insecticides Work?
- If You Have to Spray