What the City Does

 

Vector Control


The City closely monitors and controls the mosquito population on public property by promoting effective drainage, controlling vegetation, eliminating breeding sources, applying larvcides to stagnant water and spraying as necessary for adult mosquitoes.i

Surveillance


Mosquitoes are caught and identified using a variety of traps that mimic factors that mosquitoes find highly attractive. Through surveillance, we can also identify the areas of highest threat, and target source reduction and other measures to control mosquito populations and protect our residents from mosquito-borne illnesses.

Public Information and Education


We work to educate and inform our community about mosquito control and prevention methods through the use of media and participation in community events. City staff members are available to make presentations and site visits as well as assist community members in searching for breeding sources around their property.

Additional Steps


In addition to these precautions, the City acts to reduce mosquito populations by utilizing EPA-approved adulticides. Adulticiding is more commonly known as “spraying.” Residents should be aware spraying is only one component of an Integrated Vector Management Program and is only utilized when necessary to control the spread of disease.