How do I get control of mosquitos indoors?


You may not be able to get rid of mosquitos entirely, but you can help keep them away with a combination of tips for around the home and the right products. Since mosquitos lay their eggs in stagnant water, the first step in fighting mosquitos is to cover or remove standing water in and around your home.

Avoid Mosquito Bites

Don’t Attract Mosquitos

If you can, stay indoors during dusk and dawn when most mosquitos are active. Avoid dark places, bushes, and tall grass if possible since mosquitos seek resting areas that have low airflow. To battles like mosquitos in your home, look for products that are approved for use indoors.

mosquito profile

What to Wear

Wear pants and long sleeve shirts when you know mosquitos are nearby. Mosquitos are attracted to dark coloured clothing, so consider opting for lighter colours.

Expert Tip

Work to prevent mosquitos from coming inside your home. Use window and door insect screens in an effort to keep mosquitos from coming inside.

Did you know?
  • Only female mosquitos will bite you; they use blood to produce their eggs!
  • Mosquitos are attracted to perspiration, body heat, and the carbon dioxide given off by your breath.
Did you know?

Adult mosquitos emerge 10-14 days after the eggs are laid. That’s why it’s important to remove standing water if you can!