Did you know that common household and yard items that hold water—tires, buckets, planters, trash containers and flowerpot saucers—are ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes?
In an effort to share this and other mosquito control facts, the UF/IFAS PIE Center has created a “Prevent & Protect” webpage and resources to provide information and tips to Florida residents. (For the items mentioned above, weekly emptying and scrubbing, covering completely and getting rid of what’s no longer being used are recommended.)
The resources are part of a Florida Department of Health grant that seeks to inform residents about the importance of mosquito control efforts and how people can help reduce mosquito populations. The center has compiled resources from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency to create the page and materials. In this webinar, PIE Center Director Ricky Telg and Adriane Rogers of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide an overview of the resources.