- Reduce standing water in puddles, drainage ditches, gutters, structures, plastic objects, etc. The Asian Tiger Mosquito can breed in as little as a bottlecap of standing water.
- Residents, schools, churches, and business owners should patrol properties and drain, cover, or overturn any container that holds or could hold water.
- Add an aerator or fountain to birdbaths or ornamental ponds. Mosquitoes do not breed in moving water.
- Dump and scrub saucers under potted plants and flush birdbaths at least once a week.
- If you own a rain barrel, make sure that you use debris screens, keep the barrel tightly closed, and use collected water within a week.
- Fix dripping outdoors water faucets, and get rid of any puddles that form under window air conditioners.
- Reduce your exposure by wearing light colored long sleeves and pants while working outside, and follow the CDC guidelines for applying insect repellent.
State Sprays for Mosquitoes in Montgomery County, What You Can Do at Home
By Eliza Cava , Director of Conservation for Audubon Naturalist Society spraying to kill adult mosquitoes on Monday night, August 22, in several locations in Montgomery County. We looked into it and here’s what we learned. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) conducts mosquito spraying in some counties on a regular basis, and statewide in response to specific public health concerns. Mosquito spraying is not regularly conducted in Montgomery County. However, some homeowners’ associations and specific developments contract directly with the MDA for the service. According to MDA, this week’s mosquito spraying in Montgomery County was a one-time action in response to a public health concern related to Zika or West Nile virus, and will not be regularly scheduled going forward unless mosquito-related public health concerns arise again. What You Can Do At Home to Control MosquitoesTwo ANS members recently told us about
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