“Standing water” in ditches & wetlands are not where the mosquitoes that transmit Zika, dengue & chikungunya — Aedes aegypti & Aedes albopictus — reproduce. These mosquitoes are known as “domestic” mosquitoes or “container-breeding” mosquitoes. A startlingly small amount of water — just a few ounces — held in a “container” can produce an annoying number of mosquitoes.
In honor of Mosquito Control Awareness Week, please check around your yard for mosquito control larvae (also known as “wigglers”), shown above, in plant trivets, pet bowls, birds bathes, clogged gutters, and other “containers” that hold water. Drain or dump!
Click here to view the Center for Disease Control post in honor of Mosquito Control Awareness week.
Take care & be sure to use mosquito repellant!