Published Jul 3, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 3, 2018 at 7:14 am) Precautionary measures: protect yourself and your surroundings from mosquitoes if you plan on eating outside this summer Dear Heather,We have followed your great advice and have our patio/entertaining area looking fabulous. However, we are having a problem with mosquitoes. Any advice on how to keep them away?Entertaining OutdoorsDear Entertaining Outdoors,It is getting to be that time of year unfortunately. I understand your concern; I hate them but boy do they love me! Fortunately we do not have Zika virus in Bermuda so they are an uncomfortable nuisance rather than a health hazard. Here are a few ideas for you:Get rid of standing water Make sure there’s no standing water anywhere — from toys left out on the lawn, plates under your flowerpots or garbage in an open can. Ponds, kiddie pools and improperly drained yards can also attract mosquitoes; even something as small as a bottle cap can become a breeding ground.The good thing is that they can’t fly very far so if you can eliminate breeding spots on your property you can greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes near your house. One watery area you… Read full this story
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