MOSQUITO CONTROL IN YOUR YARD

June 25, 2010

Please refer to the “Adulticiding¬† page” for an update of potential fogging around the District

Source Reduction is removing breeding sites or making them inhospitable for mosquitoes. This can be as simple as changing out water in a birdbath every 7 days, or can entail extensive drainage practices to reduce the amount of stagnant water available.


One female mosquito may lay 100 to 300 eggs at a time and may average 1,000 to 3,000 offsprings during her life span. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so eliminating standing water on your property reduces your risk. Areas like rain gutters, tree holes, old buckets or tires with stagnant water are breeding sites. However, although you may have taken steps to clear your property, you are subject to the actions – or inaction – of your neighbors, not to mention


UPCOMING Adulticiding Schedule

June 25, 2010


ADULTICIDING SCHEDULE CAN AND MAY BE EFFECTED BY THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS AND CANCELLED WITHOUT NOTICE

Wind speed (too high), temperatures (too cold or too hot), access (being able to physically drive to areas where the mosquitoes are located) and timing (maximizing mosquito exposure while minimizing exposure to people, pets, etc) are all considerations that can affect the performance of adulticiding. Consequently, these and other factors may prevent us from performing an adulticiding event on any given date/night and in the location that we have listed below.

Scheduled Dates for Adulticiding – REFER TO THE ADULTICIDING TAB

The vast majority of adulticiding will be conducted around sunset, during nighttime hours and/or possibly early morning (around sunrise).