After a rainy season or after you run your sprinklers, your yard could have new and potentially hazardous breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes breed in standing water – as little as a bottle cap full will do. Anything that will hold water can for 5-7 days can become a breeding ground.
In fact, according to the Orange County Vector Control, about half of all mosquitoes in Orange County come from residential yards. Do you have a tarp that collects water in the folds? That’s a favorite breeding ground. so are buckets, pails, old fountains, ponds, boats, car and boat covers, old tires, cans, boxes and bottle caps. Seriously, anything that can hold water is a potential breeding ground.
Download this checklist brochure and take a walk around your property to see where your mosquito breeding grounds are – and then remove them!
Being a good neighbor begins at home!