Help control the local mosquito population! Stagnant water is a public nuisance and a great breeding ground for mosquitoes. Private landscaping ponds, unfiltered/untreated pools, and discarded tires are all common places stagnant water can be found.
Stagnant water provides a great place for mosquitos to breed and proliferate. Not only are mosquitos a nuisance in communities they can also transmit disease. According to the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) mosquito-borne diseases found in Minnesota include several forms of encephalitis, West Nile virus, and dog heartworm. The MMCD works pro-actively throughout the Twin Cities area to control local mosquito populations.
Please take note of potential sources of stagnant water on your property and in your neighborhood. Common sources include pools, landscaping ponds, and discarded tires. Other sources may be clogged gutters, or unmaintained bird baths. Mosquito larvae can hatch from a source of stagnant water as small as a bottle cap. Eliminate these conditions on your property and report such conditions observed nearby. Pools and landscaping ponds should be filtered, treated to prevent adverse effects of stagnant water, or drained. Unused tires should be stored indoors or properly disposed of. The MMCD will collect unused car and other small tires when detached from the rims for disposal free of charge. MMCD may be contacted at 651-645-9149 to arrange free pick-up of your discarded tires.
With questions or to report concerns in your area please contact Ben Pierson in Code Enforcement by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone at 952.953.2570.