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1:36 AM Fri, Sept. 21st

Tips: 4 ways to stop mosquitoes from breeding

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.