Mosquito Control


Please review the below information to learn how to control mosquito habitat around your home.  The City of Jefferson Environmental Services Division will be glad to help advise you on how to eliminate mosquito habitat around your home.  There are products at local retail stores that can be used in the control of mosquitoes around your home.  The City of Jefferson currently does not treat or spray for mosquito problems, unless a confirmed mosquito borne disease is present in the community.
Check this link provided by the Center for Disease Control regarding West Nile Virus and Zika Virus.

Mosquitoes can develop in any standing water that is present for more than five days. To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, eliminate all standing water and debris. 

Here are some spots where water can collect or where poor maintenance can cause problems.
  • Boat & pool covers that collect water, neglected swimming pool, hot tub, or child's wading pool.
  • Junk and discarded tires (drill drain holes in bottom of tire swings)
  • Trash cans.
  • Leaky faucet or pet bowl (change water daily)
  • Bird bath - clean regularly
  • Pond if not stocked with fish
  • Tree rot holes or hollow stumps
  • Down spout, clogged gutters-home & street  
  • Missing, damaged or improperly installed screens
  • Any toy, garden equipment or container that can hold water
  • Flat roof without adequate drainage

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