Prevent Mosquito Breeding!

Remove Standing Water

Mosquitoes need standing water in order to complete their lifecycle. They can lay their eggs in as little as a bottle cap full of water and can go from egg to biting adult in as little as 5 days! Aedes mosquitoes will even lay their eggs in water inside homes!

Mosquito bites can leave painful welts and some mosquitoes can spread diseases caused by the West Nile, Zika, dengue, and yellow fever viruses. This is why it is important to check regularly for standing water in and around our homes and to dump out or treat any water we find. Use the tools on this page to stop mosquito breeding in and around your home.


Where should you check?

Below are some common places you might find mosquito breeding in and around your home. Click each image for more tips on mosquito prevention. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Once you have eliminated mosquito breeding sources around your home, talk to your neighbors – mosquito control is a shared responsibility. 

Even after removing all breeding sources, it may take about a week to see the number of adult mosquitoes decrease. Mosquito repellent can help to prevent bites. 

Learn more about mosquitoes at SDFightTheBite.com.


Questions?

  (858) 694-2888

  vector@sdcounty.ca.gov