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MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM

What you can do to eliminate potential breeding habitats for mosquitoes.

  • Clean your rain gutters to allow rain water to flow freely
  • Remove old tires or drill drainage holes in tires used for playground equipment
  • Check your yard for all types of containers that can hold water – store them inside or turn them upside down when not in use.  Examples are flowerpots, wading pools, canoes and small boats, pet food and water dishes, wheelbarrows, etc.
  • Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools, etc.
  • Arrange the tarp to drain the water.  Pump out boat bilge.
  • Replace water in birdbaths and in the bottom of plant holders at least twice a week.
  • Fix dripping outside water faucets.
  • Check ornamental ponds, tree holes and water-holding low areas for mosquito larvae.  Call the Mosquito Control Office if you find, or suspect, mosquito larvae are present.
  • 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 the Mosquito Control Office. Do not attempt to clear these ditches because they may be protected by wetland regulations.

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