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Backyard Checklist
Eliminate mosquito breeding on your property
CONTAINERS

  Dispose of all unused cans, jars, buckets, barrels, pots, old tires, tubs

  Store usable containers upside down

  Change water in vases or buckets holding plant cuttings every week

ORNAMENTAL PONDS & BIRD BATHS

  Stock ponds with mosquito fish

  Remove excess vegetation

  Keep water level up

  Change water in bird bath weekly

SWIMMING POOLS AND SPAS

  Operate filter and skimmer daily - chlorine does not kill mosquitoes

  Keep pool covers tight to prevent rainwater from accumulating

  Drain or invert plastic pools

BOATS

  Store small boats upside down

  Cover large boats; keep drains open

ANIMAL WATERING TROUGHS

  Stock with mosquito fish or change water completely every week

OTHER SOURCES

  Keep septic tanks tightly covered or buried to prevent mosquito entrance

  Keep rain gutters clean of debris

  Drain water from tree holes and fill with sand or perform tree surgery




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