JUST A FEW OUNCES OF WATER CAN PRODUCE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF MOSQUITOES
* Inspect your roof for leaks, and watch for leaking outdoor faucets and air conditioning units. Repair any leaks to eliminate the possibility of standing water.
* Throw away or store any items that can accumulate standing water.
* Watch for standing water in flower pots, bird baths and old tires.
* Clean gutters frequently. Debris can clog and obstruct water flow from your roof, causing gutters to fill up with standing water.
* Children's toys, plastic wading pools, and playground equipment with small crevices are areas where water can collect.
* An idle car, landscape statues, garden hoses, full plastic garbage bags that have developed small pockets are more places mosquitoes can breed.
* Clean your swimming pool regularly and keep it chlorinated. Pool covers, which can also collect water and debris, should be cleaned as well.
* Neighborhood residents should work together to eliminate breeding sites like abandoned cars, old machinery, and other junk in vacant lots.