Female mosquitoes need very little standing water to lay anywhere from 100 to 250 eggs, which hatch in 7 to 15 days.
Common mosquito breeding grounds include: bird baths, gutters, planter basins, water troughs, pet bowls, old tires, trashcan lids, and rainwater collection containers. These areas should be checked weekly, and all standing water should be eliminated, town officials said.
For larger bodies of water like pools, ponds, and drainage ditches, the Town will once again provide free mosquito larvicide, or “dunks” to Flower Mound residents beginning in early May (one package per household). This environmentally-safe larvicide specifically targets and eliminates mosquito larvae when placed in standing water for up to 45 days and can also be purchased at any home improvement store throughout the year.
For more information, contact Flower Mound Environmental Services at 972.874.6340.