UP Community Mosquito Control
Fight the Bite! ~ without pesticides
UP Community Mosquito Control (CMC) is a volunteer community effort to reduce the local mosquito population without the use of pesticides.
We are one of the few existing community-based volunteer mosquito control projects joining town, citizens, scientists, and vendors. Participating and volunteering are the key elements in our program to reduce mosquito populations without resorting to harmful pesticides.
Participate by removing standing water from your yard: dump, dunk, and screen. Consider buying and deploying mosquito traps. Over 50% of town households have purchased traps. Our goal is 80% participation. Volunteer to work with us as a committee member or a block captain.
Eliminate Breeding Areas
Empty standing water from pots, gutters, drains, and yard furniture. Cover the ends of above-ground drainpipes with nylon stockings. Mosquitoes can lay eggs in places the size of a bottle cap.
Learn more about how you can prevent mosquitoes by conducting a yard cleanup.
Use Mosquito Dunks
Use mosquito dunks in birdbaths, small ponds, below ground drains or where standing water cannot be removed. Available at local hardware stores in granular form or in doughnut shapes, dunks are specifically designed to prevent larvae from hatching without endangering pets and wildlife.
Learn more about mosquito dunks and what’s in them by clicking the links below.
From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Purchase and Maintain Traps
- How to Order Mosquito GAT Traps
- Mosquito Trap Basics: Setup, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
- YouTube video on how to set-up and use the passive BG-GAT trap
- How to Buy Sticky Cards and Replacement Parts
Request a Yard Sign
To request a sign, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll deliver it to you. At the end of the season, we’ll collect and store the signs.