Learn How to Manage Mosquitoes this Summer
Apr 21, 2015
Mosquitoes are prevalent during the summer months, especially around areas with standing water, but there are things that can be done to manage the mosquito population.
Follow these easy steps to help control mosquito breeding areas on your property and reduce your exposure to mosquitoes:
- Regularly eliminate standing water in flower pots, gutters, tires, buckets and other containers that might collect water
- Remove weeds and excess vegetation (these areas provide refuge for mosquitoes)
- Install screens on windows
- Use insect repellent
- Wear loose-fitted, long-sleeved shirts and full-length pants outdoors when mosquitoes are most active (dusk to dawn)
Delta's Mosquito Control Program
Delta has a mosquito control program in place to reduce the annoyance of mosquitoes in the community, which includes the application of a biological larvicide in known mosquito breeding areas.
For more information on Delta's Mosquito Control Program and to report areas of concern, please contact Delta's Office of Climate Action and Environment at 604-946-3253 or by email.