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Cape Cod Mosquito Control PSA

Filed in Local Health News 7/19/12 at 10:49 am     2876

The sound of the rain reminds us that this would be a good time to take a walk around your yards after a rain event and empty standing water out of any containers.

A small jar that holds water for 10 days to two weeks will provide larval habitat for hundreds of mosquitoes.

The type of mosquitoes found in these containers is the species of mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus and the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV).

Mosquitoes don’t fly far from their breeding sites, so people can control them, and West Nile Virus & EEEV, in their own yard by just emptying containers of standing water.

(Don’t forget the gutters!)

Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project

John Doane, Superintendent
Gabrielle Sakolsky, Assistant Superintendent and Entomologist
 

86 Willow Street, Yarmouthport, MA 02675

Phone: 508-775-1510
Fax: 508-362-7917
Email: ccmcp@ccmcp.net