Mosquito control begins with prevention

The best way to control the mosquito population is by not allowing them to breed in the first place. You can protect yourself against mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and pants when possible and using mosquito repellent containing DEET when outside.

  • Prevent items such as buckets and tarps from holding standing water.
  • Empty your outdoor pet’s water bowl and refill daily.
  • Rinse, scrub, and refill birdbaths weekly.
  • Empty plastic wading pools weekly and store indoors when not in use.
  • Regularly maintain swimming pools and outdoor hot tubs.
  • Empty water from the pool and hot tub covers weekly.
  • Store boats covered or upside down.
  • Regularly check for clogged rain gutters and clean them if needed.
  • Repair leaky lawn irrigation spouts.

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