How to rid of mosquitos and ticks in your yard

With the rainy season around the corner in Ghana mosquitos are in full swing. Mosquitos have been known to carry West Nile Virus, Triple E, and most recently Zika. In fact, many people who are infected by disease carrying mosquitos don’t know it. Only 20% of those infected develop symptoms, which makes it even more important to reduce your risk of getting bit.


Yard Tips on how to get rid of Mosquitoes
The most important thing you can do to discourage mosquitoes is address any standing water. Common culprits are garbage cans without lids, buckets, tarp covers, backed up gutters and un-chlorinated children’s pools.
Dense vegetation around the house or recreational areas.
Making sure window and door screens are intact.

Yard Tips on how to get rid of Ticks
Remove Leaf Litter
Clear tall grass and brush around edge of lawn
Mow lawn frequently
Remove clutter of any kind. (Trash, wood piles, yard debris)
Discourage unwelcome animals (stray dogs, stray cats, etc)
Place a 3 ft. barrier of gravel or wood chips around recreational areas in yard to avoid tick migration.

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