Get ready… here it comes. Mosquito season is almost here. While the drought of 2012 meant fewer mosquitoes, the wet weather lately may have the opposite effect.
That means standing water in fields, yards and elsewhere. Standing water and warm weather — the perfect recipe for mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes need standing water for their eggs. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water.
People in the area are being reminded to empty bird baths and water dishes for pets on a weekly basis and replace with clean water. Cleaning out clogged gutters also helps. The main thing is to make sure you don’t have any standing water where mosquitos can breed.
Having a bat house nearby will help, as bats eat mosquitoes. If you have a small backyard pond or pool, experts say to introduce koi or goldfish as they eat mosquito larvae.