Mosquito Control

Mosquito control will begin making their rounds through the city of North Little Rock.  The sprayers will run Monday though Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. each evening and will run from June 1st and run through the end of October.  Here are some fun facts:  the City uses only EPA approved green chemicals which are certified by the State Plant Board.  Around schools and daycares, they use coconut oil.  Mosquitoes build up a resistance over three generations which is about one month, so the chemicals are constantly changed.  Call (501) 371-8330 for the voice hotline.

Help prevent mosquitoes from breeding by following these precautions: 
*Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots which can hold water.  
*Remove all discarded tires.  
*Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are kept outdoors.  
*Make sure roof gutters drain properly and clean clogged gutters in the spring and fall.  
*Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
*Change water in bird baths frequently, about twice a week.
*Clean vegetation and debris from the edges of ponds and ditches.
*Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.
*Drain water from pool covers.
*Use landscaping to eliminate stagnant water that collects on your property.

Help prevent mosquito bites by following these precautions:
*Make sure all windows and doors have screens that are in good repair.
*Stay indoors when mosquitoes are most active.
*Use an EPA approved mosquito repellant when it is necessary to be outdoors.