Originally Published: August 7, 2018 8:22 p.m.
Here are some ways to eliminate or limit mosquito breeding sites, according to information provided by Yavapai County Community Health Services.
Inspect potential breeding sites on a weekly basis — such as flowerpots or plant containers. Change the water if you see larvae.
• Tightly cover stored water — such as cisterns, cesspools, septic tanks, fire barrels, rain barrels and tubs.
• Change the water in birdbaths or wading pools one to two times per week. Drain stagnant pools, puddles, ditches or swampy places. Stock ponds with top-feeding minnows. Keep margins of ponds clear of vegetation.
• Destroy or dispose of tin cans, old tires or unnecessary water containers. Turn wading pools upside down when not in use.
• Keep rain gutters unclogged and flat roofs dry. Fill tree holes with sand, and seal with mortar and remove tree stumps that may hold water.