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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Tips for Controlling the Mosquito Population

Mosquito Biting Person

To help keep this streak going, we need your help. Here are some suggestions to keep mosquitoes from breeding around your property:

  • Check your property for standing water such as saucers under potted plants, roof gutters, flat roofs, old tires, toys, garbage cans, and dumpsters -  anything that might hold water and not be emptied out regularly
  • Clean and change the water regularly (several times per week) in bird baths, wading pools, pet dishes, and planters
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets
  • Put mosquito-eating fish in ponds
  • Treat any standing water that can't be drained with mosquito dunks, which are available at most home and garden stores
  • Wear long pants and long-sleeve shirts outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most likely to be out, and use an insect repellent containing DEET to help prevent mosquito bites
For more information about the City’s mosquito control efforts, mosquito inspections, and why the City does not spray for mosquitoes, please visit www.bedfordtx.gov/mosquitocontrol

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