What are some ways to prevent mosquitoes from breeding?
  • Clear debris from property - wet leaves, yard waste, and other trash can be a breeding ground
  • Eliminate pools of stagnant water
  • Keep swimming pools treated and circulating
  • Check and eliminate places that accumulate water
  • Keep fountains operating or drain the water
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets
  • Empty water from outdoor containers, old tires, tarps, and unused swimming pools
  • Turn outdoor buckets and containers upside down to prevent water form accumulating
  • Install yellow light bulbs in outdoor lamps - mosquitoes are not attracted to yellow light
  • Limit outdoor activity after sunset - mosquitoes are most active at night
  • Repair window screens - these are effective barriers against mosquitoes entering the home
  • Keep doors closed
  • Use insecticides sparingly and carefully - read label instructions carefully
  • Wear insect repellents

For more information, contact Maricopa County Vector Control at (602) 506-0700.

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1. Where are the breeding grounds for mosquitoes?
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