Published on: Thursday, May 9, 2024 News

Message From Code Enforcement: Tips to Rid Your Community of Mosquitos


During the summer months, mosquitos can become a major nuisance in our area. In order to cut down on the number of mosquitos in your yard, the main thing to do is eliminate mosquito breeding grounds. Here are some tips to help you rid the community of Mosquitos:

  1. All mosquitos require standing water in which to breed, so it is important to remove containers that will allow water to pool, like tires, buckets, and barrels. They do not need much water to breed, so even overturned garbage lids and children’s toys can become a mosquito haven.
  2. It also helps to turn canoes or boats over and empty any water that collects on tarps or covers or arrange them so that the water will drain off.
  3. It is also recommended that you empty your bird bath and pet dishes once a week, and flush water from the bottom of plant holders once or twice a week.
  4. Standing water in gutters can also become a problem, so ensure that your gutters are clear.

By following these steps, you can help rid your community of mosquito breeding grounds and enjoy your yard without having to deal with those pesky mosquitos.