Drain after the rain to prevent mosquitoes

From the Davis Enterprise
March 30, 2020

The weekend rain has left behind a lot of stagnant water. Since temperatures are expected to increase over the next few days, this can create the perfect combination for mosquitoes to breed. The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds the public to “drain after the rain” to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

“It’s been a wet March and we’ve had a significant amount of rain these last few days,” said Gary Goodman, district manager.

“Mosquitoes complete their life cycle much faster in warm weather. We urge all residents to do their part and drain all sources of standing water from common backyard sources such as buckets, flower pots, bird baths, old tires and other small containers that may breed mosquitoes. Getting rid of areas where mosquitoes can breed now will go a long way later in the season,” Goodman said.

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