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Posted on: June 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Don't help mosquitoes crash your party; dump standing water at your home

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June 29, 2020 - Because of recent rains and rising temperatures, the city’s Environmental Services Division reminds residents to dump all standing water around their homes to reduce any potential increase in mosquitoes - especially with the 4th of July coming up.

Standing water is a breeding ground for the area’s No. 1 nuisance, the Asian Tiger mosquito, which bites predominantly during the day but can be a problem at dusk and dawn, especially when there are large gatherings. Because they are active during the day, Asian Tiger mosquitoes are hard to fight using conventional truck sprayers or foggers.

Residents are encouraged to patrol yards once a week throughout the summer and to dump all standing water in buckets, birdbaths, children’s toys, and other areas. Mosquito Control says you should also wear DEET or picaridin-based repellants to fight off mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting insects. for more information, visit Mosquito Control’s web page.

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