Mosquito Information

Mosquito Breeding Prevention


  • At least weekly, empty or get rid of cans, buckets, old tires, pots, plants, plant saucers and other containers that hold water.
  • Keep gutters clear of debris and standing water.
  • Remove standing water around structures and from flat roofs.
  • Change water in pet dishes daily.
  • Rinse and scrub vases and other indoor water containers weekly.
  • Change water in wading pools and bird baths several times a week.
  • Maintain backyard pools or hot tubs.
  • Cover trash containers.
  • Water lawns and gardens carefully so water does not stand for several days.
  • Screen rain barrels and openings to water tanks or cisterns.
  • Treat front and back door areas of homes with residual insecticides if mosquitoes are abundant nearby.
  • If mosquito problems persist, consider pesticide applications for vegetation around the home.

Mosquito Protection


  • Wear insect repellent.
  • Cover up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Keep mosquitoes out with air conditioning or intact window screens.
  • Limit outdoor activities during peak mosquito times.