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How To Keep Mosquitos Away

Since it's Mosquito Control Awareness Week, I'd like to tell you how easy it is to keep them at bay by using a product that is practically magical. No, there's no Harry Potter spells involved, but it does work like a charm.

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I love being outside. And since I just re-did my backyard, I plan to spend a lot of time there. But if there's one thing I hate in this world, it has to be mosquitos. With the recent Zika Virus scare, I'm being extra careful about my exposure to these little vampires. I've Pinterest-ed the heck out of non-toxic mosquito traps and none of them work as a permanent solution. Surveys show that most DIY methods don't work.

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Then I found Terminix AllClear Mosquito Bait & Kill. It's a non-toxic spray that works on non-flowering plants and nonporous materials like decking. It’s safe for people, pets, and the environment and will not harm beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies.

A little bit of science: Mosquitos need plant sugars for energy to fly, to bite, and to mate. They cannot resist eating sugar bait. They die because it’s laced with a deadly dose of garlic. Yep. Just like traditional vampire lore, garlic is the bane of their tiny existence.

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The absolute best part in my opinion? Mosquitoes start dying within 24 hours of application and within 2-3 weeks populations as a whole decrease by 90 percent. That includes Aedes and Culex mosquito species. You only need to spray Bait & Kill once every 4 weeks or after heavy rains. It's long-lasting and low maintenance. I love that I can spray the yard once and essentially be bite free for whenever guests come over for up to a month. No more stressing that the critters are going to attack and ruin the fun.

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Because I want you to be able to enjoy the outdoors as much as I do, especially during the 4th of July, we are giving away Bait & Kill packs of two to FIVE lucky winners. Head on over to our Instagram to learn more. You can also pick up Bait & Kill at baitandkill.com, Target or Lowe’s.

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