What can I do to help control the mosquito population?

The best control residents can do to control the mosquito population is to eliminate pools of standing water. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitos. Other steps for controlling the mosquito population include:

  • Wear long clothing.
  • Apply an insect repellant with DEET.
  • Empty and dry out unscreened containers every 7 days.
  • Keep water clear of weeds.
  • Dispose of all articles that may hold water such as aluminum cans, tin boxes, and empty bottles.
  • Drain ditches, pools, ponds, excavations, holes, depressions, and marshes

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1. What is the process involved with mosquito spraying?
2. What chemicals are used?
3. What factors are used to identify priority areas for spraying?
4. My location was scheduled to be sprayed but was delayed. What caused the delay?
5. What is the frequency of spraying during the mosquito season?
6. Who does the city use for mosquito spraying?
7. Where can I get information on the type of chemicals used for spraying and ways that I can help control the mosquito population?
8. What can I do to help control the mosquito population?
9. Where can I find information on the West Nile and Zika virus?
10. What are the symptoms of West Nile and the Zika virus?