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Check for Standing Water

With this week’s rain and concerns about the Zika virus top of mind, health officials are urging the public to check all around your property to find and get rid of standing water, where mosquitoes breed.

 

 At a Glance

  • Mosquitoes lay eggs that stick like glue to containers and remain attached until they are scrubbed off. (For whatever reason, they seem to prefer man made containers.)
  • People should check around their homes once a week.
  • The eggs can survive when they dry out—up to eight months – and hatch within a week of getting wet again.

 

More Info

Common places to find standing water around a home include:

  • Water bowls for pets
  • Flowerpot saucers
  • Discarded tires
  • Buckets
  • Pool covers
  • Furniture covers
  • Toys and sports equipment
  • Birdbaths
  • Trash cans
  • Rain barrels

Even More Info

November 17, 2016