Prevent Mosquito Breeding
Remove Standing Water
Mosquitoes lay their eggs and grow in as little as 1/4" of standing water. Dumping out standing water removes sources of mosquito breeding and is essential to preventing mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses. Some mosquitoes will even lay their eggs in water inside homes! Use the resources on this page to prevent 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 in your yard, 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.