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Standing Water Risk: Bird Baths, Children’s Toys & Pools

Tires should be recycled or stored where they won't collect rainwater. For playground use, drill water drainage holes in tires. One abandoned tire can breed thousands of mosquitoes.

 

The water in bird baths should be changed or flushed out using a garden hose at least once a week. Ornamental ponds should be stocked with fish which eat mosquito larvae, or should be filtered/aerated with a recirculation pump. Ponds can be treated with a larvicide as needed.

 

Children’s toys and pools should be emptied of water when not in use.

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Uploaded on June 8, 2012