Report Standing Water to Southlake Mosquito Abatement District
As the mosquito season draws near, the Southlake Mosquito Abatement District encourages residents to check their yards for, and empty, anything that will hold stagnant water—flower pots, children’s toys, watering cans, etc. Ornamental fountains and decorative ponds are among the most common mosquito breeding sites in residential areas. Fountains do have moving water, but the water usually doesn’t run fast enough to prevent mosquito breeding, so fountains should be cleaned out once or twice a week, or a larvicide (which is safe for birds, fish, and other animals) used.
Residents should report standing water for more than 3 days or mosquito concerns to www.clarkeportal.com/hotline or call 800.942.2555 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Dead birds should be reported to the Lake County Health Department at 847.377.8300.
For more information, visit slmad.org.