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Control Tips

 
Rid the wigglers - lose the larvae
Practice good "mosquito hygiene" around your home.

  • Remove standing water in old tires, buckets, drums, or any other containers.

  • Check clogged gutters and flat roofs that may have poor drainage.

  • Cover barrels and trash containers tightly with a lid or with 16-mesh screen.

  • Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week. Store them indoors when not in use.

  • Store boats covered or upside down.

  • Level the ground around your home so water can run off. (Check with your local ordinances before changing the face of your property in any way).

  • Fill in holes or depressions near your home that collect water.

  • Treat standing water with products containing the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis, var. israelensis.

  • Fill in tree holes and hollow stumps that hold water.

  • Stock your ornamental water garden with mosquito-eating fish (e.g. minnows, Gambusia spp., goldfish, or guppies).

  • Repair screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

"Zappers"
Some mosquito control methods do not do a very good job. For example, bug zappers do not work well to control biting mosquitos since they do not emit carbon dioxide. Various birds and bats will eat mosquitos, but there is little evidence that this cuts down on the number of mosquitos around homes. Electronic mosquito repelling devices don't stop mosquitos biting people either.

 

Current Highlights

 
  • Open House and Public Hearing regarding Lantana Scrub Natural Area November 13 [LINK]
  • See what changes are proposed for the PBC Wellfield Protection Zones [LINK]
  • Read the Fall Edition of Environmental Times [PDF]
  • Check out our new Palm Beach County Natural Areas Guide and plan your next visit [PDF]
  • Learn about natural beaches and wrack lines in this video from Audubon Florida [VIDEO]
  • Hot off the press and just in time for the New Year, the 2014 ERM Calendar [PDF]
  • Stay up to date on our projects with the Department's Monthly Status Reports. [LINK]