How to avoid being eaten alive during mosquito season

- After a wet weekend from monsoon rains, there's always a new concern that follows.

Those wet puddles left over create the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health says there have been 19 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus, and unfortunately, one death.

However, there are some ways to keep your home mosquito-free.

Chuck Wells, the owner of Mosquito Squad, says to eliminate standing water.

"If you have any pools of water or anything on toys or anything, turn them over because that's the biggest breeding ground for mosquitoes," Wells said.

Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one-fourth inch of water. For example, that's enough water to fill a soda pop bottle cap.

"A female mosquito can lay 3,000 eggs at a time and within a month, one mosquito can breed up to one billion mosquitoes," Wells said.

Some other ways to prevent mosquito bites is to wear long sleeves and bug spray when you go out. If it's too much to handle, it may be time to call a professional.

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