Summer rains create puddles and fill birdbaths, buckets, barrels…just about anything that will hold water. Rain is beneficial for plants, but, when it comes to containers filled with water, rain can be a problem. Why, you ask? Those water-filled containers are actually a perfect breeding site for mosquitoes, one of the biggest nuisances of summer.
Mosquitoes carry and can transmit deadly diseases to humans. Keep mosquitoes at bay by emptying water-filled containers on your property. Use larvicide pellets in wetland areas, animal troughs, old tires, ornamental ponds, gutters, ditches, and all other water collection areas.
Wyandot County Public Health has FREE larvicide pellets for mosquito control. Please visit the WCPH Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 and pick a pack of pellets for your home.
For more information about mosquitoes, please visit www.odh.ohio.gov/mosquitoes.