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Posted on: June 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Tip and Toss!

This is a picture of mosquito larva

“Tip and Toss” is the most common message used by mosquito control professionals across the trade.  The best way to control the local mosquito population is to remove the typical breeding environments and interrupt the insect lifecycle.  By eliminating their breeding grounds, residents reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses.

Prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your area using the following actions:

  • “Tip” or empty containers that collect standing water
  • Toys
  • Flower pots
  • Buckets
  • Pet Dishes
  • Pool covers and tarps
  • Birdbaths
  • Trash (especially on the roadside)
  • Cover unused swimming pools and cement ponds (secure covers keep standing water untouched)
  • Clean gutters of trash, leaves, pine needles (water should flow freely through gutters)
  • Secure screens on rain barrels
  • Check window screens and doors to keep insects outdoors
  • “Toss” any trash, leaves, or debris that may collect standing water

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