Homeowner Tips

There are several steps a homeowner should take to control mosquitoes around the house.

  • Fill depressions or low-lying areas
  • Clear obstructed drainage ditches
  • Remove unnecessary containers
  • Empty standing water from birdbaths, flower cuttings, and other containers once a week
  • Properly dispose of or store tires under cover
  • Keep boats drained, covered, or overturned
  • Maintain swimming pools with proper chemicals
  • Eliminate standing water around animal watering troughs. Flush livestock watering troughs at least once a week
  • Use proper screening on windows and doors
  • Clean out house gutters regularly
  • Keep grass mowed
  • Use insect repellants when necessary

By taking these steps you will better enjoy the outdoors in and around your yard throughout the year.