How many places can water collect in your backyard? Puddles and ponds, old tires, flower pots, or your new rain barrel. Standing water is where mosquitoes lay their eggs, which turn into larvae and then into adults. Those adult mosquitoes can carry infectious diseases-- or at least really annoy you.
The Montezuma Mosquito Control District contracts with a company to keep mosquito populations down. KSJD's Gail Binkly and Austin Cope sat down with Jason Carruth, the district manager of Colorado Mosquito Control, to talk to him about how they control mosquitoes, what diseases are a threat in our area, and what people can do to control mosquitoes on their own property.