Control Mosquitoes Inside Your Home

Use screens on windows and doors

Keep Mosquitoes Out

To keep mosquitoes outside of your home, you can:

  • Install or repair and use window and door screens.
  • Close doors, including garage doors. Do not leave doors propped open.
  • Use air conditioning when possible.

Control Mosquitoes Inside Your Home

Scrub items that hold water

Mosquitoes rest in dark, humid places like under sinks, in showers, in closets, under furniture, or in the laundry room. Mosquitoes entering your house from outdoors can start laying eggs indoors. Take the following steps:

  • Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water, such as vases or flowerpot saucers, to remove mosquito eggs and larvae.
  • Use an indoor insecticide if you still have mosquitoes in your home after installing and repairing screens and emptying and scrubbing containers.
    • An indoor insect spray or fogger will kill mosquitoes and treat areas where they rest.
      • These products work quickly but may need to be reapplied.
      • Always follow label directions.
      • Using only an indoor insecticide will not keep your home free of mosquitoes.
    • Hire a pest control professional to treat areas inside your home.
    • For more information on insecticides and health:
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