Easy Mosquito PreventionDr. Jim Fredericks
Monday, May 19, 2014
All neighborhood residents can help with mosquito
prevention throughout the season. Mosquitoes breed in standing
water, so frequently emptying containers holding rainwater can have
a significant impact on the insect population later on in the
Late spring and summer is rainy season for some regions of the
country, so it is important to eliminate areas where water
accumulates on your property. Mosquitoes only need ¼ inch of water in
which to lay eggs.
Preventing mosquitoes is important in reducing the spread of diseases such as West
Nile virus and Eastern Equine encephalitis.