Submitted by the Marlborough Board of Health Tip
Marlborough – Spring has almost sprung and mosquitos will be looking for standing water to lay their eggs in. Now is the time to observe your outdoor surroundings and make sure that there are no containers with standing water in them. This environment is pleasing to a mosquito ready to lay eggs and the eggs only hatch when submerged in water. The entire life cycle of a mosquito hatching to adulthood is 8-10 days. By removing any container storing standing water is taking a proactive approach to limit the reproduction of mosquitos in your own backyard. Remember, mosquitos transmit viruses.
For more information on preventing mosquitos from laying their eggs, look on http://www.marlborough-ma.gov/Gen/MarlboroughMA_BoardHealth/index seasonal tab.