The San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District warns residents that recent rain and warming temperatures are ideal conditions for mosquito production. Mosquitoes develop in standing water.
District manager John Stroh said, "We need all residents of San Joaquin County to check their property for any standing water. It takes only a tiny amount of water to breed mosquitoes."
Containers, old tires, leaking faucets, children's toys, tarps, buckets, and wheel-barrows are among items property owners should inspect.
Neglected pools are also prime breeding places for mosquitoes. If you are unable to properly maintain your swimming pool or know of one that is not maintained, call the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District for assistance.