Mosquito Control

                            What You Need To Do to Stay Safe

1.     Destroy or dispose of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots, or in pet dishes for more than 2 days.

2.     Clean debris from rain gutters and remove any standing water under or around structures, or on flat roofs. Check around faucets and air conditioner units and repair leaks or eliminate puddles that remain for several days.

3.     Change the water in birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week.

4.     Fill or drain puddles, ditches and swampy areas, and either remove, drain or fill tree holes and stumps with mortar.

5.     Eliminate seepage from cisterns, cesspools, and septic tanks.

6.     Eliminate standing water around property.

7.     Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools, etc. Arrange the tarp to drain the water.

8.      Check around construction sites or do-it-yourself improvements to ensure that proper backfilling and grading prevent drainage problems.

9.      Irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days.

10.   If ditches do not flow and contain stagnant water for one week or longer, they can produce large numbers of mosquitoes. Report such conditions to a Mosquito Control or Public Health Office. Do not attempt to clear these ditches because they may be protected by wetland regulations.

11.   Ensure all garbage areas are secured with lids.