Years ago, mosquito control districts engaged in huge projects to drain and fill areas known to produce mosquitoes. These efforts, many right in the Kalispell and Evergreen areas, made summer evenings and weekend outings more tolerable by destroying breeding habitats. Today, many micro environments for mosquito breeding are created unintentionally by allowing water to collect in artificial habitats. Wheel barrows, uncovered boats, tires and buckets are just a few examples of places mosquitoes can breed. Anything that can hold water may produce mosquitoes.
Source reduction is still a part of our program. Please do your part by: refilling bird baths with fresh water weekly, recycling unused tires at the Flathead County Landfill, and replacing water in swimming or wading pools often. Ornamental ponds with good aeration pumps generally do not produce mosquitoes.