Mosquito control began making its rounds through the city of North Little Rock. The sprayers will run Monday through 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 that are certified by the State Plant Board. Around schools and daycares, they use coconut oil. Mosquitoes build up 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 birdbaths 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.