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Minimizing Mosquitoes Around Your Home

You can minimize the number of mosquitoes around the home by following these simple measures. 

In the Home
  • Fix holes in window and door screens.
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubs well trimmed so adult mosquitoes have no place to hide.


In the Yard

  • Empty or drain all collections of stagnant water (old tires, bird baths, wading pools, cans in recycle bins, garbage can lids, plant pots and drip trays, hollow tree stumps, clogged rain gutters).
  • Fill in or drain any low-lying places (such as puddles or ruts) in your yard to prevent standing water puddles.
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets.
  • Properly chlorinate pools.

Contact Us


For additional information about the West Nile Virus or the Norwalk Mosquito Management Plan, please contact the Health Department at (203) 854-7776.