Ideas for repelling mosquitoes

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Officials with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture say mosquito activity has increased dramatically in several areas in central and southwest Louisiana since Hurricane Laura devastated the state.

Jaime Angelle, Chief Communications Officer for the Lafayette Consolidated Government, told Kpel that people who live in the Lafayette Township can now dial 311 to apply for mosquito control in their area. Mosquito Control Services is the company that contracted the Lafayette Municipality to be alerted to your request for help with your mosquito situation.

Meanwhile, while you wait for the mosquito fog wagon to visit your neighbour’s hood, there are various things you can do in and around your house to get rid of the pesky, blood-sucking creatures.

One of the greatest things anyone can do to get rid of mosquitos in areas that you spend time in is to make sure you get rid of stagnant water. I know that once a week I need to remind myself to go around my yard to remove the stagnant water in a handful of planters that I have that are not in use. Mosquitoes only need a small amount of water to reproduce. It may be hard to believe, but I’ve actually seen mosquitos successfully breed in a sink full of dishes that was left with the water for four or five days. See if it gets rid of stagnant water or carries insect repellent, there are several things you can do to get rid of mosquitos.

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