Due to heavy rainfall Delaware has received in the last week, the DNREC Mosquito Control staff is encouraging homeowners to eliminate as much standing water found in containers from their property as quickly as possible to reduce mosquito breeding habitat in their yards.
Residents should drain items such buckets, birdbaths, rain barrels, old tires, flower pot liners, depressions in tarps covering boats, clogged rain gutters, and unused swimming pools. Homeowners are encouraged to call DNREC Mosquito Control and request ultra-low volume spraying (fogging) to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes in a given area. This includes neighborhoods, developments, towns, and individual rural properties.
To help the Mosquito Control Section determine when and where to provide control services, report intolerable numbers of biting mosquitoes as follows:
-New Castle County and northern Kent County from Dover north, call Mosquito Control’s Glasgow office at (302) 836-2555.
- The remainder of southern Kent County and all of Sussex County call Mosquito Control’s Milford office at (302) 422-1512.
For more information, call (302) 739-9917 or visit fw.delaware.gov/Services/Pages/MosquitoSection.aspx.