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Mosquito FAQ

How can I protect myself from mosquitoes?

  1. Reduce outdoor activities during peak mosquito feeding periods.
  2. Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts.
  3. If you must be outside during peak mosquito activity apply insect repellents.

How can I protect myself/family/pets/farm animals from mosquito transmitted diseases such as West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Dog Heartworm and Malaria?

  1. Avoid areas known to be infested with mosquitoes.
  2. Wear long sleeved clothing and long pants.
  3. Keep your yard free of debris and standing water.
  4. Examine trees on property for holes, cavities or crotches, which can hold water.
  5. Empty, turn upside down or throw away containers that collect water, such as cans, buckets and old tires.
  6. Use approved repellents on legs and exposed skin. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
  7. Make sure pets and farm animals receive regular veterinary care and are properly vaccinated.

How can I protect my pets from mosquito transmitted diseases such as Dog Heartworm?

  1. Examine trees on property for holes, cavities or crotches, which can hold water.
  2. Empty, turn upside down or throw away containers that collect water, such as cans, buckets and old tires.
  3. Make sure pets regularly see their veterinarian and are taking a heartworm preventative medication.

Myself/child/pet has bad reactions to mosquito bites. What can I do?

Some things you can do to protect yourself, family and pets from mosquitoes include:

  1. Talk with your physician about possible treatments.
  2. Avoid areas known to be infested with mosquitoes.
  3. Wear long sleeved clothing and long pants.
  4. Use approved repellents on legs and exposed skin. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
  5. Wash bite with soap and water.
  6. Apply cold cloth for swelling.
  7. Watch for secondary infection.

I think there are mosquitoes breeding in my yard, neighborhood. What can I do?

  1. Keep your yard free of debris and standing water.
  2. Examine trees on property for holes, cavities or crotches, which can hold water.
  3. Empty, turn upside down or throw away containers that collect water, such as cans, buckets and old tires.
  4. Mosquitoes are present year round. Contact your local Mosquito and Vector Control District for assistance.

How many kinds and types of mosquitoes are there in Napa County?

There are 20 mosquito species found in Napa County, ten of which are bothersome to humans and their pets. Some species can carry diseases and therefore all mosquitoes should be identified. Mosquitoes occur year round.