From ABC 10
April 22, 2019
As long as there is a constant water supply, mosquitoes have been known to reproduce in something as small as an overturned bottle cap.
HERALD, Calif. — Linda McAllister was standing outside on the patio around 11:00 a.m. Monday when mosquitoes attacked her and her daughter. Now, she’s worried the wet spring might mean even more of the pesky bugs.
It’s Mosquito Awareness Week in California. Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control is working to educate people about how they can prevent the insects from reproducing and spreading.
“One of our main messages that we’re always trying to promote is draining sources of stagnant water around your home,” explained spokesperson Luz Maria Robles. “This is exactly what you would see if you left a bucket, a container, maybe a flower pot or a kiddie pool, [or] a dog dish with stagnant water in your yard.”
Mosquitoes have been known to reproduce in something as small as an overturned bottle cap, provided there is a constant water supply.