The Best Mosquito Control Checklist for Your Home

Looking for ways to make sure your yard isn’t a breeding ground for mosquitoes?

Culex_sp_larvae by James Gathany, CDC

This is the 6th of 7 Things YOU Need to Know About Southwest Florida Mosquitoes, a FREE eBook provided by Larue Pest Management, Inc.

Did you know that you have the power to control mosquitoes around your home?

While your efforts may not match the effects of the county’s mosquito control program, you can still help reduce mosquitoes in your yard by eliminating potential breeding spots.

Here’s a The Best Mosquito Control Checklist for Your Home:

1) Throw away, or turn over, any containers that may collect water, such as jars, flower pots, wheelbarrows, children’s toys or play pools.

Mosquito Control Checklist _Standing Water_Elias Gayles

Mosquito Control Checklist _Standing Water_Elias Gayles

2) Clear out pipes and gutters. Make sure there is no standing water; clean out any dirt, leaves or debris that may be blocking the flow of water.

Mosquito Control Checklist Standing Water_Eric Schmuttenmaer

Mosquito Control Checklist Standing Water_Eric Schmuttenmaer

3) Repair leaky pipes.


4) Maintain a regular schedule of pool cleaning, using the proper chemicals. Drain swimming pools that are no longer maintained or used.

Mosquito Control Checklist Standing Water Dirty Pool

5) Make sure outdoor garbage cans are covered.

Mosquito Control Checklist Standing Water Garbage Can Lids

6) Check your septic drain fields. Make sure water doesn’t accumulate.

Mosquito Control Checklist _Standing Water in Yard

7) Don’t let water sit on tarps, swimming pool covers or plastic sheeting over patio furniture.

Mosquito Control Naples_Wet Blue Tarp by Liz_West

8) Get rid of old tires. If you have a tire swing for children, drill holes in the bottom so that it does not hold water.

Mosquito Control Checklist _Old Tires

 If you have completed this checklist, but still have a major mosquito breeding ground on your hands, you may need to call in reinforcements.

Contact Larue for a free evaluation of your property to determine the best approach to control mosquitoes in your yard.

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– Keith

Comments 1

  1. I like that you mentioned that there should be no water on swimming pool covers and tarps. I guess this is what my neighbor has neglected because they have an above-ground pool which has been covered for some time now. Now, we have been pestered by mosquitoes since that pool is near the door on the left side of our property.

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