- Containers - remove, cover, invert, or dump regularly, including saucers under pots.
- Drainage ditches—remove obstructions to water flow such as emergent vegetation and do not leave grass clippings or yard waste in ditches which can act as an attractant to mosquitoes and a food source for larvae.
- Rain gutters - keep clear of debris so that water can drain.
- Rain barrels—cover rain barrels with house screening.
- Ornamental ponds - stock with fish, remove excess emergent vegetation.
- Swimming pools - keep chlorinated and filtered for large pools; empty or flush wading pools weekly.
- Bird baths - change water once a week.
- Bromeliads - flush weekly or treat with appropriate material.
Personal Protection Measures:
- Apply repellent containing DEET according to the label’s directions.
- Wear light colored clothing with long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Avoid being outdoors during peak mosquito activity (from dusk to dawn).
- Ensure that all window and door screens are secure and functional.