Destroy Mosquito Breeding Sites at home or resort cabins

  • Check for and collect new trash in the yard, especially cans, plastic bins and old tires which hold water.
  • Replace or drain water in plant saucers, bird baths and water features.
  • Ensure rain gutters are draining and there is no standing water.
  • Check that chlorine content of pools and hot tubs is at upper limit of normal.
  • Spray residual insecticide in and around screen doors and entranceways (where mosquitoes loiter).
  • Change water in pet dishes.
  • Flush all toilets and run hot water through sink traps.
  • Rinse and scrub vases and other indoor water containers weekly.
  • Change water in wading pools and bird baths.
  • Check that trash containers are covered; consider insecticide spray for wet trash between pickup.
  • Reduce lawn sprinkler use so water soaks into ground and does not stand for over 1 day.
  • Place fine mesh screen covers over water tanks, gutter rain barrels and other outdoor water storage.

If there are lots of mosquitoes or uncontrolled mosquitoes breeding nearby:

  • Consider use of insecticide room fogger (malathion is best) every 3-5 days.
  • Use insecticide spray on foliage near house or resort cabin every 2 days (rain season) or 5 days (dry season).
  • Pour 1 liter of very hot water into floor drains every week
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