Keep mosquitoes out of your backyard oasis

A backyard retreat can be more enjoyable when homeowners find ways to keep mosquitoes at bay. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – The value of a retreat-like backyard was never more apparent than in 2020. Over the last year-plus, much of the world has been spending time at home as the coronavirus pandemic. People have looked for a respite from the pandemic, and many turned their attention to their own backyards to provide such an escape.The online home remodeling platform Houzz reported a 58% annual increase in project leads for home professionals in June 2020. Contractors who specialize in outdoor spaces saw the biggest increase in demand. A revamped outdoor space can provide the perfect retreat for homeowners who want to get away from it all. But one winged, unwelcome guest can quickly transform an oasis into an uninviting space.Mosquitoes make their presence felt in many areas each summer. The
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