How to Beat Mosquitos Nothing bums out a backyard beer like mosquitos. Heat and humidity? Dress light and drink cold. You're a Memphian. It's part of the package. But biting bugs — literally sucking your blood — it's enough to inspire your inner indoorsman. But what works — really works — to get rid of them? The Shelby County Health Department preaches the four "Ds." Defend with DEET. Dress in long pants and sleeves. Avoid dusk and dawn (when mosquitos are most active). Drain standing water. That last "D" — draining water — is the number one way experts say you can snuff skeeters. That's where they lay their eggs. Tyler Zerwekh, administrator of the Environmental Health Services Bureau of the Shelby County...
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