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Expert Tips for Keeping Mosquitos Away This Summer

Summers are already long and hot, but they don't have to be itchy.

Anyone who lives in an area with mosquitos knows the little pests can turn any time outside into an absolute itch-fest. While most of the time their buzz and bite are mainly annoying, mosquitoes may also carry diseases like the West Nile Virus and Zika that make them potentially much more harmful.

The good news? While mosquitoes can be hard to control, there are proven steps you can take to keep them away from you and your summer gatherings.

Continue reading Harrison Kral's Expert Tips, with three methods recommended by the American Mosquito Control Association (also known as The Three D’s), here.

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May 7, 2022

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