Mosquito Control Tips

  • Avoid activity outside when mosquitoes are most active, especially at dawn and dusk.
  • Wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and other protective clothing and apply insect repellent according to label instructions before engaging in outdoor activities.
  • Keep infants indoors during peak mosquito hours. If outside, cover cribs, bassinets or playpens with suspended mosquito netting.
  • All mosquitoes need water in which to pass their early life stages. Water standing just a few days can produce a crop of mosquitoes! Identify and eliminate all sources of standing water around your property that can support mosquito breeding such as:
    • Old bottles and tin cans
    • Vases, flower pots, and bird feeders
    • Old tires
    • Clogged roof gutters
    • Ornamental ponds
    • Plastic wading pools

For more mosquito control ideas or to report unusual mosquito activity, contact Brian Ketchum at 757-269-2888.