ELIMINATING STANDING water, improving drainage in the landscape, weeding and proper mowing are just a few of the ways to help manage the mosquito population.

Now that mosquito season has arrived, public health officials are notifying Clark County residents of ways they can do their part to prevent mosquito breeding in the area as the county Mosquito Control District begins monitoring floodwater areas and wetlands. 

• Drain standing water from old tires, flower pots, plastic tarps, wheelbarrows and anything that can hold standing water for an extended period of time

• Change the water in bird baths, ponds, pet bowls and animal troughs twice a week

• Repair leaking faucets and sprinklers as well as cleaning clogged gutters

• Maintain swimming pools properly

• Check for containers or trash in hard-to-see places

Residents can report any standing water to the Mosquito Control District by calling (360) 397-8430 or by submitting a service request online at clark.wa.gov/public-health/mosquito-control-service-requests

Officials also urge residents to take steps such as repairing window screens and wearing long sleeve shirts to avoid mosquito bites this season. 

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