Are You Breeding Mosquitoes?
A successful countywide mosquito control program requires the elimination of water sources where mosquitoes breed. Once the adult mosquitoes have emerged from the water, their control is much more difficult to accomplish.
Running streams and creeks have moving water and are generally not good breeding sites for mosquitoes. The mosquito species involved in the transmission of West Nile Virus in our County can breed in standing water around households. Rain gutters, pools, flower pots and cans are amongst many possible sources.
The SCCvcd annually conducts a series of aerial surveys throughout the County to monitor for the presence of neglected swimming pools. However, since mosquitoes need only small amounts of water to breed, it is impossible to have an effective mosquito control program without the collaboration of the residents.
What can you do?
You can help us by dumping or draining standing water on your property. Please review this brochure with illustrations of known household mosquito sources.