Can I as a homeowner make a difference in the mosquito population in my area?

Yes! There are certain mosquito species that tend to breed in artificial containers, tires, tree holes and such. These mosquitos tend to stay close to humans, and with a ready blood meal available, don't need to frequently leave the area to complete the process of repopulating. Even small quantities of water can provide ample breeding opportunity for these species. A plastic bottle cap can be the home to several mosquito larvae. Some species are more apt to breed in natural environments such as ditches, swamps and low areas. These are more difficult for the homeowner to control and only physical means such as screens, long sleeves, repellents and such may be the only defenses in the absence of an effective mosquito control program.

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1. What if I don’t want my property treated or sprayed?
2. Are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others?
3. What purposes do mosquitoes serve?
4. What diseases do mosquitoes carry?
5. Do mosquitoes carry AIDS?
6. Are the chemicals harmful to people or pets?
7. Will DEET hurt children?
8. What is the best personal repellent?
9. How can one type of insect be controlled without hurting other insects or wildlife?
10. What is the best way to control mosquitoes?
11. How effective is the spray?
12. Why can't mosquito control programs spray during the day?
13. How do districts decide where to spray?
14. How long does the mosquito spray last?
15. What does Mosquito Control do and why?
16. How safe are the pesticides being used?
17. When do you spray?
18. Is it true that only certain mosquitoes bite and/or transmit disease?
19. Can I as a homeowner make a difference in the mosquito population in my area?
20. Can I spray my yard myself?
21. Why is it so important that I inspect my yard when ditches and woodland surround me?
22. When are the Commission Meetings held?