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Stop the Angst!

The floodwaters have receded but what remains might be a new mosquito habitat! Stagnant water is usually the culprit, so walk around your landscape, and empty any standing water. And then immediately investigate and fix the area to prevent future standing water, because you may forget after the next rain. Damp areas like old leaf piles and debris areas are ideal for mosquitoes to hang out in during the day so be sure the area is as cleared out as possible.  Also, cut your grass low. Mosquitoes can travel several miles as adults, so if possible, involve your community.

The citronella plant, a scented geranium, can deter mosquitoes from joining your outdoor event. In order for them to work effectively, crush a few leaves and place them around the area. Citronella scented candles work also. If you have a water feature with slow moving water or still water areas, add Microbe-Lift BMC (Biological Mosquito Control), available at Good Earth.  This safe product can be applied to areas used by fish, humans, animals, pets, birds and wildlife. Another effective option that you can apply yourself is a product called Mosquito Beater by Bonide.  This Ready-to-Use product requires repeat applications every few weeks.  Read the label for complete instructions and information.

And by far the easiest method is to have it taken care of through an automatic mosquito misting system such as MosquitoX, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of a mosquito-free environment, without having to do anything except making a phone call. This automatic mosquito misting system, installed by trained professional technicians, is available from Good Earth exclusively.  The system consists of an electric motor driven pump, controlled by a state-of-the-art timer. The controller is programmed to turn on the unit at specific intervals, operate for a specific pre-set period of time, and turn off. The system utilizes a series of pressure sensitive nozzles connected by nylon tubing that are placed under the eaves of your home and around the perimeter of your yard.  Approximately 3-6 times per day, the system will emit a fine mist of water-based Pyrethrin into the surrounding area.  The system also has a manual start switch that will allow you to mist anytime there is a need, or you may purchase our remote control device to mist at your discretion.
For more information, a quote on installation, or to get an installation scheduled, call Good Earth, the MosquitoX headquarters!