Help Control Mosquitoes

Each summer, FIConservancy and Suffolk County Vector Control coordinate efforts to control mosquitoes with a non-toxic larvicide dispersal program. Homeowners can be the first line of defense, however, by eliminating mosquito-breeding sources near their own homes.

Remember: Mosquito eggs, invisible to the eye, can remain on the sides of containers, even after dumping the water. Be sure to scrub containers after dumping water to remove eggs.

  • Check your yard at least weekly for standing water in containers. DUMP THE WATER and SCRUB CONTAINERS! Mosquitos need standing water to reproduce.
  • Dispose of water-holding containers, such as old tarps, cans and buckets.
  • Turn over or dump water from plastic kiddie pools, toys and wheelbarrows when not in use.
  • Change water and clean birdbaths weekly.
  • Make sure roof gutters drain properly; check and clean gutters on a regular basis.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools and hot tubs.
  • Drain water from pool covers
  • Clean vegetation and debris from edges of backyard ponds; add fish and circulate the water.
  • Keep shrubs and grass trimmed so adult mosquitos do not rest in your yard.
  • Drill water drainage holes in bottom of garbage pails.
  • Discard old tires, since tires are a major mosquito-breeding source.

Suffolk County
Department of Public Works
Division of Vector Control

Open daily: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
The office is closed on
weekends and holidays.


Report Mosquitoes

Complete the Suffolk County Vector Control Complaint Form.