Keep Pesky, Dangerous Idaho Insects Away By Avoiding These Colors
Tis the season for outdoor concerts, yard work, patios, and...mosquitos. If you've lived in the Treasure Valley for a while, you may already be familiar but if you're new, consider this your warning: these bugs are itchy and ruthless!
If you don't want to end up covered in red bumps that will have you scratching yourself like there's no tomorrow--and smacking yourself like a silly persons when out with friends--you're going to want to listen up.
Along with wearing your repellant and staying away from standing water--here's a look at what you should (or shouldn't) be wearing!
Colors To Avoid & Colors To Wear This Mosquito Season
Are you going to add green & violet to your wardrobe!? We will be!
It isn't uncommon here in the Treasure Valley to begin hearing about West Nile Virus in the summertime. Years ago, it was a fear of ours, having that in the area. Now, it's becoming a common occurrence for mosquitos to test positive for the deadly virus--most often in Ada, Canyon, and Gem counties.
Along with various mosquito abatement efforts by local authorities--tips from these experts on keeping mosquitos away are:
- Empty standing water from flower pots, birdbaths, and fountains around your home.
- Check your gutters for clogs and watch for standing water in trash and recycling cans
- Make sure their outdoor faucets aren't leaking water
- Keep your grass short and trim your shrubs--mosquitos hang in shady areas
- Use fans during outdoor gatherings--it keeps the air moving and these pesky insects aren't strong flyers.
- Never overwater your lawn!
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