Prevent Mosquito Breeding, Prevent Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes must have standing water to breed.

Eliminate stagnant water around your home so mosquitoes can't breed.

Examples of mosquito breeding sources include:

  • Flower saucers
  • Rain barrels
  • Clogged rain gutters
  • Bird baths
  • Backyard ponds
  • Tires
  • Pet bowls
  • Green swimming pools
Rain Barrel
Water pond
Tire collecting water
Green swimming pool

Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding Around Your Home

Mosquito breeding sites around a house and yard

Check out our Mosquito Prevention Checklist for more ideas.



Pick up mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) at one of these locations for free to control mosquito breeding in:

  • Green swimming pools
  • Backyard ponds
  • Fountains¬†

Each mosquitofish can eat its weight in mosquitoes every day.