Spring and summer thunderstorms can sometimes produce enough rain to cause mosquito breeding in neighborhood standing-water habitats. When this occurs, check your yard for the following habitats and dump water:
- Any containers holding water such as: old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, or bottles
- Swimming pool covers filled with water
- Drains, ditches, and culverts full of weeds and trash preventing water from draining properly
- Eave troughs clogged with leaves and other debris
- Uncovered trash containers
- Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store indoors when not in use.
- Change the water in the birdbaths and plant pots or drip trays at least once a week.
- Store boats/canoes covered or upside down, or remove rain water weekly.
- Repair leaky pipes or leaky outside faucets.
- Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well-trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there during daytime hours.