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Mosquito prevention after heavy rainfall and flooding.

Heavy rain and flooding can lead to increased mosquito production. With more water comes more mosquitoes and a higher risk of mosquito-borne disease. Early prevention can reduce mosquito numbers as the weather gets warmer.

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Here are some tips to help minimize mosquito production around your home:

  • Clear debris from drainage ditches to allow water flow.
  • Use a sump pump to remove standing water that may have accumulated under your home.
  • Maintain swimming pools and spas.
  • Remove tarps, trash, containers, tin cans, jars, buckets, etc.
  • Recycle or dispose of old tires.
  • Clean rain gutters.
  • Dump water from items stored outside including kiddie pools, wheelbarrows, bird baths and plant saucers.
  • Properly screen or seal rainwater harvesting containers.
  • Click here for our "Common Backyard Mosquito Sources" checklist.

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