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What You Can do to Eliminate Mosquitos FAQs

1.  How can I eliminate mosquitos?

You can help eliminate mosiquitos by removing stagnant water from these common backyard sources:

  • Clogged rain gutters


  • Neglected or out-of-order swimming pools, hottubs, ponds, or fountains.


  • IMPORTANT: Adding chlorine will not prevent mosquito breeding. Pumps and filters must work properly to prevent breeding.

  • Containers such as rain barrels, can, buckets, jars, flower pots, etc.


  • Old tires


  • Anything that will hold water for more than seven days.


(Information on this page obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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