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Mosquito-Proofing your Backyard

By June 30, 2020The Garden Beet

Taking a few minutes to remove mosquito breeding habitat around your property can reduce your risk of mosquitoes spoiling your barbecues, or worse, spreading diseases such as West Nile Virus.

After each rain take a few minutes and inspect your yard and dump out water from any household containers, such as buckets, flowerpots, and old tires that may breed mosquitoes. 

Don’t forget to check for clogged rain gutters, or tarps over wood piles, and boats that may also be holding water.

If you are collecting rainwater for later use, be sure that barrels or cisterns are covered with fine mesh screen to keep mosquitoes from using them as a home. 

Ornamental ponds and stock troughs should be stocked with mosquito fish to keep mosquitoes at bay. 

Dog dishes and bird baths should be cleaned weekly. Remember anything that holds water for 7 days can produce mosquitoes.

Jackson County Vector Control District

 

How to contact

Jackson County Vector Control District

555 Mosquito Lane

Central Point, OR 97502

(541) 826-2199

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