Mosquito Control Handout

Protect yourself from mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.

DRAIN standing water.

COVER your skin.

Drain any standing water that can collect in garbage cans, house gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or other containers.

Discard old items that aren’t being used and are storing water.

Empty and clean birdbaths and pet water bowls once or twice weekly.

Check around faucets and air conditioner units, and repair leaks or puddles that remain for several days.

Wear socks, shoes, long pants and long sleeves when mosquitoes are active.

Cover doors, windows, porches and patios with screens. Clear gutters.