Mosquito Control

The City of Ferndale does not apply pesticides for mosquito control.

To help control the mosquito population, decrease mosquito habitat by emptying old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys and other containers around your home where water can accumulate and serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Change water in birdbaths, fountains, wading pools and animal troughs weekly. To protect yourself from mosquito bites, wear loose fitting, long sleeved shirts, long pants and other protective clothing when in mosquito-infested areas. You may also consider using a mosquito repellant. Source information can be found here.

Products that contain Bti, such as Mosquito Dunks© and Mosquito Bits© are available for private residential use in Washington. If using these products, it is important to carefully follow the label instructions and to apply only to waters that will not drain off of the property (e.g., ornamental ponds or other closed systems).

For more information, review the following links:

http://whatcom.wsu.edu/commun/wnvhomeowners.htm

http://whatcom.wsu.edu/commun/wnvpreventingbites.html

Visit the Center for Disease Control website for the latest information and maps related to diseases transmitted via mosquitos.

Also, see http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/ZikaVirus

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