Mosquito Control

  • Street Department crews treat bodies of water for mosquitoes with larvicide. Eliminating mosquito breeding areas is an extremely effective option for reducing mosquito populations without resorting to insecticides.
  • Since many mosquitos’ breed in standing water, source reduction can be as simple as emptying water from containers around the home. This is something that homeowners can accomplish. For example: homeowners can eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by removing unused plastic pools, old tires, or buckets; by cleaning clogged gutters and repairing leaks around faucets; by regularly changing water in bird baths; and by filling or draining puddles, swampy areas, and tree stumps. Eliminating such mosquito breeding areas can be extremely effective.