Now that we have had some periods of rain across New York, get ready for an onslaught of mosquitos.

This Wednesday is the first full day of Summer and with warmer weather comes one of the deadliest creatures on earth, the mosquitos.

Over the past couple of weeks, as parts of New York were in drought conditions, we really didn't have to worry about mosquitos.

They thrive in wet, humid areas, and with so little standing water around the area, they were too bad.

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But now that we have had some rain and the weather is warming up, it is PRIME TIME for mosquitos.


If you want to lower your chance of getting bitten by a mosquito, you should avoid where they hang out. Avoid shaded, bushy areas where mosquitoes rest during the day. Limit your outdoor time around dusk and dawn, that is when mosquitos are most active.


There are some things you can do to repel mosquitos. You can wear repellent like DEET or oil of lemon eucalyptus. The smell helps keep mosquitos away. You can also limit the use of perfume and cologne. These scents attract mosquitos.

Also to keep mosquitos out of your yard, make sure that you remove items that can hold standing water. Things like tires, buckets, and cans should be thrown away.

Make sure your gutters are clean, clogged gutters are a breeding ground for mosquitos. Plus make sure that you change the water frequently if you have a birdbath.

Unfortunately, mosquitos are a part of life, but there are some things you can do to keep your interaction with them to a minimum so you can enjoy the summer months.

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