Pender County Health Department/Environmental Health uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles to control mosquito populations. To better understand IPM follow this link: https://www.epa.gov/safepestcontrol/integrated-pest-management-ipm-principles

Home owners can help control mosquito populations by following simple suggestions such as:

Emptying buckets around the house

Disposing of used tires

Emptying bird baths every 4 days

Keeping gutters clean

Turning anything that can hold water upside down.

Resources

Follow the link to get ideas from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/controlling-mosquitoes-at-home.html

Protecting yourself from mosquito bites is very important especially with West Nile Virus and the threat of the Zika Virus. Follow this link: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html

Other information about mosquitoes can be found on the American Mosquito Control Association: http://www.mosquito.org/page/faq and http://www.mosquito.org/page/control

For more information contact
Pender County Mosquito Control
910-259-1326
rspaulding@pendercountync.gov

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