Water Habitat & Control Products

Help Prevent Mosquitoes !
Adult female mosquitoes reproduce in stagnant water. The water can vary greatly from as small as a cup of water to a woodland pond.

These are the 3 key steps to control mosquitoes:
  1. Identify mosquito larva breeding sites (areas of standing water)
  2. Empty the water every 5-7 days or
  3. Apply a Mosquito Control Product

We need your help!
Controlling mosquito populations is a community effort.  Everyone should be diligent about removing stagnant water from their properties.

Please contact our office if you see a property which may be breeding mosquitoes.
Water Sources 

Some examples of objects producing stagnant water include:
  • Birdbaths
  • Kiddie pool/toys
  • Unattended/unkempt swimming pools
  • Clogged rainspouts
  • Rimless tires
  • Swales
  • Ditches
  • Storm drains
  • Woodland ponds
  • Retention ponds
  • Floodwater pools
  • Construction blocks

Control Methods

When possible, containers should be emptied every 5 days to prevent adult mosquitoes from emerging.  For waters which cannot be emptied, such as ornamental fish ponds and ditches, homeowners can apply a bacteria based pesticide, which kills the larvae, but is safe around fish, pets, and children.

Home Products for purchase at most lawn and garden stores:

  • MosquitoDunks
  • MosquitoBits

The following are links to product labels that the County uses for mosquito control as part of their Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM).
Larva Mosquito Control: 

Adult Mosquito Control:

Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program