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Summer is prime season for mosquitoes, but there are a few things you can do to keep them from calling your backyard home. Take a walkabout after a rain and dump out pools of standing water that accumulate on patio furniture and planters. Trim overgrown shrubs and grasses away from the house, as mosquitoes like to hang out in dense vegetation. Lastly, consider planting natural mosquito repellent plants like citronella or lavender.
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