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Tracking Down Your Mosquito Problems

CLEAN UP WATERHOLDING OBJECTS BY DUMPING THE WATER OR REMOVING THE OBJECTS

Mosquitoes are opportunistic, and will find and breed in a wide variety of places around the home. Any water-holding location can become a breeding site for mosquitoes. A half-cup of water can breed enough mosquitoes to cause a problem. You can get rid of your mosquito problems simply and without using pesticides by eliminating breeding locations around the home and yard. Common breeding areas around the home include:

LOCATION SOLUTION
Potted plants with pans Don't overwater, remove pan if possible
Drainage ditches Remove vegetation and obstructions to water flow
Low spots that hold water Fill and regrade
Plugged roof gutters Keep gutters clean
Pet dishes Change water frequently
Trash piles Remove or cover
Old tires Remove or cover
Water holding containers Remove or cover
Poorly maintained pools Follow recommended maintenance
Bromeliads Flush to remove larvae
Tree holes Fill with sand or concrete
Debris on roofs Remove debris
Ponds Keep clean, stock with minnows
Boats Cover or turn upside down
Bird baths Flush at least once per week.