Marching Against Mosquitoes

The mosquitoes this summer are as thick as little annoying thieves. To keep mosquitoes from breeding even more, and to prevent bites that could lead to disease, use these best-practice tips from the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD).

Eliminate Breeding Sources  

  • Dump water from potted plant saucers as often as possible
  • Dump and drain other containers filled with water as often as possible
  • Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly 

Prevent Bites

  • Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin before going outdoors; reapply as recommended
  • Wear repellent clothing containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535 or lemon eucalyptus oil
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and opt for lighter-colored clothing
  • Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home or space; repair broken or damaged screens


In an interview with Village Television, OCMVCD District Manager Lora Young discussed mosquito trends and how you can protect yourself and prevent them from breeding in your home and neighborhood. Click here to watch.

For information and resources regarding mosquito control, how you can become a neighborhood advocate, how you can request mosquito assistance and more, visit

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