Many mosquito problems in your neighborhood are likely to come from water-filled containers that you, the resident, can help to eliminate. Be sure to drain any standing water around your house.
- You can best control this pest by eliminating breeding sites. Water filled cans, tires, pots, and blocked rain gutters should be drained. If empty containers must be stored they should be drilled to allow drainage, turned over or placed in a location that does not allow them to fill with water.
- You can reduce the chance of being bitten by Asian tiger mosquitoes by wearing insect repellents and long-sleeved shirts, long pants and light-colored clothing when outdoors.
Breeding source reduction and citizen actions like eliminating standing water around properties are also very efficient and effective mosquito control measures.
If you have standing water and/or adult mosquitoes in or around your property, please contact us at 703-792-6279.