How Can You Help?
The number one way to prevent mosquitoes around your home is to remove their source of breeding. This is called Source Reduction. This is the most basic and efficient method of mosquito control available, and everyone can do it! Since mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle, removing any standing water around your home will prevent them from being able to complete their breeding cycle.
**Mosquitoes can only breeding in standing water.
Making sure to remove any sources of standing water around your yard is crucial in helping control the mosquito population. This includes, but is not limited to; flower pots, clogged gutters, uncovered boats, unmanaged pools and ponds, kids toys, buckets, open garbage containers, pet water dishes, tarps, tires, discarded rubbish, leaky faucets, bird baths, etc.
Make sure when using items like bird baths, pet water bowls, or kiddie pools to change the water at least every 5 days. A backyard survey sheet is located below the videos if you would like to perform your own yard audit to look for breeding locations.
View the videos below for some tips on how to avoid mosquitoes breeding in your yard!
*Properly treated pools and ponds that circulate water will not breed mosquitoes.