How You Can Help
REport Mosquito Nuisance
If you have a lot of standing water or adult mosquitoes are becoming a nuisance, call the office to file a report.
REport dead birds (Covids)
Crows and Blue Jays are birds fatally affected by West Nile Virus.
If you spot a crow or blue jay that looks sickly or has died within 24 hours, give us a call and we'll send a technician to collect it for testing purposes. Learn more at our SURVEILLANCE page.
Recycle old Tires
Check your yard for containers
Anything that can hold standing water has the potential to breed mosquitoes.
Drain standing water around your house weekly. Therefore
Clear gutters, remove unused flower pots, and fill in any tree holes or low spots
Dump out any containers with water, then store it or turn it upside down
Keep pools & bird baths clean
Encourage your neighbors to do the same!
More tips from the EPA
What to Wear
If you're enjoying some time outdoors
Cover your body as much as possible to reduce potential biting
Mosquitoes may still bite through tight clothing such as spandex
Mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors
Use a fan to circulate the air across your porch
Time of Day
Avoid being outdoors around dusk and dawn. Most mosquitoes are active during those times.
A few other considerations
Some species are active all through the night
Some species hide in shaded areas and can then bite
A few species even bite in direct sunlight