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By Gig Conaughton
County of San Diego Communications Office 

The rain is here; be sure to mosquito-proof all rain barrels

 

Last updated 3/30/2018 at 12:35am

CDC

Mosquito larvae can grown in any standing water around homes, as such rain barrels should be mosquito-proofed and checked regularly

The winter rains have finally arrived and rain barrels are filling up. But residents need to be sure their rain barrels are safe and won't turn into a mosquito factory once the weather warms up.

It can happen. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water and if a rain barrel hasn't been mosquito-proofed, it could be swimming in mosquito larvae very quickly.

County Vector Control inspectors said they have found rain barrels teeming with mosquitoes, some because they were poorly sealed and others because they were homemade barrels that didn't have proper screening to keep bugs out.

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