The best way to help control mosquitoes in your neighborhood is to check weekly to ensure that you do not have any standing water on your property (especially water in containers).

Help reduce breeding grounds by finding and eliminating all standing water sources (even very small containers of water). Look for unused containers, buckets, toys, bird baths, flower pots and saucers, tarps, corrugated drain pipes, free-standing basketball hoops and store them so they don’t hold water. Make sure gutters are clean and work with neighbors to identify potential mosquito breeding areas.

For permanent areas of standing water (ponds, rain barrels, etc.), mosquito “torpedos” can be used to target and kill mosquito larvae. You can stop by the Department of Public Works to obtain a mosquito torpedo Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.