I swear I have already swatted a dozen skeeters this spring. While it feels like it should be way too early to be telling you this, here are 5 Things to help you be skeeter free

1 - Get rid of standing water on your property. That includes in gutters and children's play toys, as well as anywhere else water may collect.

2 - Use plenty of N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide when outside. Ok, so I was big-leaguing you on the name. You probably know it as DEET and it is an effective repellent.

3 - Have your home pest control company perform a mosquito service on your lawn. They will be able to treat areas that are susceptible to skeeters.

4 - Get proper lighting for your yard and/or deck area. You can even find some brands that are, while not mosquito proof, they do not attract mosquitoes like other incandescent lights do.

5 - Place a fan on your deck. Mosquitoes are very weak fliers, so a steady stream of moving air can keep them away. Citronella candles also will provide mild relief, but they offer no more relief than any other type of candle producing smoke.