How can I get rid of standing water around my home?
  • Eliminate mosquito breeding habitats by draining standing water in toys, flower pots, and other similar collection places.
  • Remove used tires and unclog gutters.
  • Flush bird baths every two to three days.
  • Flush and replace water in pet bowls frequently.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools.
  • Install or repair damaged or torn window and door screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering the home.
  • Decorative ponds can be stocked with Gambusia minnows that will eat immature mosquitoes. Gambusia minnows are available at the Vector Control office free of charge. Call (901) 544-3347 during normal business hours for more information about the Gambusia.

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1. What is La Crosse encephalitis?
2. How do people get La Crosse encephalitis?
3. Who can get La Crosse encephalitis?
4. Where is La Crosse encephalitis found?
5. What are the symptoms?
6. How is La Crosse encephalitis diagnosed?
7. How is it treated?
8. What should I do if I think a family member has La Crosse?
9. How can you prevent La Crosse encephalitis?
10. How can I get rid of standing water around my home?