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posted by Horse Owner Today    |   August 5, 2011 08:16

 

Minimize exposure to mosquitoes by reducing the potential breeding areas.  A mosquito takes 4 (four) days to develop from an egg into a flying, biting adult mosquito. 

Some suggestions include:

Drain small, warm still puddles of water including poorly drained eavestroughs, birdbaths, used tires, pool covers, toys or any standing water.

Clean water troughs on a weekly basis.

Cover rain barrel openings with screening.

Avoid outdoor activities during peak times of mosquito feeding - dawn and dusk.

Consider offering screened housing.

 

  Topical insect repellents and smudging can be useful.

 

  Keeps grass short around yardsite.



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