Teton County Mosquito Abatement District would like to share with you some simple preventative measures that can help you against mosquitos to protect your home and family this season.
The District will continue to monitor and treat mosquito populations in the affected areas, as well as throughout the abatement district boundaries to prevent and control mosquito populations to make your home and living conditions enjoyable and comfortable this season.
YOU can play an important role in preventing and protecting your home and family by the follow:
• Drain or dump standing water weekly. For example, dump standing water from flowerpots, planter bases, bird baths, toys, cans, rain gutters, pet dishes, buckets, and tires.
• Ensure that screen doors and windows are tight-fitting and in good condition.
• Avoid overwatering your lawn and landscaping.
• Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn to prevent mosquito bites. Those are the times when the mosquitos are most active.
• Dress in long sleeve shirts and long pants, preferably in light colors.
• Apply insect repellent following label instructions.
Also, strongly encourage your neighbors to eliminate standing water that can serve as breeding sites for mosquitos. Eliminating the mosquito’s life source helps eliminate their populations.
For service and assistance, simply click “Request for Services” on the District website (https://www.tcmad.org) to fill-out an on-line form and our staff will gladly contact you. To speak with a staff member, please call 208-354-1655.