Residents Asked to Take Precautions Against Mosquito Breeding
Thursday, May 31, 2018
St. John the Baptist Parish – As we enter the summer months, residents and businesses are reminded to take precautions at home and work to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.
To prevent mosquitos from breeding and the spread of certain mosquito-borne diseases, residents and business owners are urged to eliminate ALL standing water that may provide a breeding site for mosquitos on their property, including covering or properly disposing of discarded automobile tires, which can become mosquito habitats.
Here are some easy ways to prevent breeding on your property:
•Dispose of old tires, buckets, flower pots and other containers in your yard that collect water.
•Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water.
•Drill holes into the bottom of tire swings.
•At least once per week change the water in birdbaths and wading pools.
•Clean clogged roof gutters, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains.
•Turn over plastic swimming pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
•Repair leaky outdoor faucets that can create a pool of stagnant water.
•Be aware that mosquitoes breed in driveway puddles and the water that collects on hot tub and swimming pool covers.
For service requests or concerns, please contact St. John Mosquito Control, LLC at 985-536-6530 or www.mosquitocs.com.