With the recent rainy weather, you may have noticed an increase in mosquitoes this year. Typically, mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water and the larvae, known as “wigglers,” mature in the water and then fly off as adults to search for warm-blooded creatures (that means you) to bite.
Despite the recent assault by mosquitoes, here are some simple steps you can take to win the battle against mosquitoes. First, check your yard for any standing water, such as flowerpot saucers, garbage pails, children’s wading pools, etc. For items such as birdbaths or decorative fountains, the water should be checked for “wigglers” and changed regularly.
Mosquito season starts in the summer and continues into fall. So don’t be lulled into thinking the season is over. There is still plenty of time to do your part in the fight to reduce the number of mosquitoes in the Village. Make sure you thoroughly check your yard, especially after a rain, for any containers holding water and dump it out!
For additional information and tips on mosquito prevention, be sure to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/features/stopmosquitoes/index.html or download the CDC Mosquito Bite Prevention fact sheet here.
Remember to share this information with your neighbors, because the less standing water there is to breed in, the fewer mosquitoes there will be to bug us!