The City of Calera is aware of the potential spread of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. We are working aggressively to abate this threat through our Mosquito Control Program. We cannot do this alone. Together, we can control mosquitoes and enjoy the great outdoors!
Please report any mosquito problems to Michelle at 205-668-3511.
Our Responsibility To You…
- To abate existing mosquito breeding sources
- To prevent new breeding sites so you can fully use and enjoy your backyard and other municipal recreational facilities
- To protect public health and comfort
Breeding sources we control are created by standing water, which may be found in street catch-basins, subdivision drains, roadside ditches, flood channels, ravines and other public rights-of-way. Routine Iarviciding, done as necessary throughout the season, will keep these areas mosquito free.
It our responsibility to work with whatever local, state, or federal agencies may be involved to keep these areas abated.
Your Responsibility as a Property Owner…
- To clear your property of any potential breeding sites
- To prevent any problem areas from reoccurring
Mosquitoes are an all too familiar summer nuisance. They are not only annoying, but they can be transmitters of encephalitis, malaria and yellow fever to humans, and heartworm to pets.
You can take simple, positive steps to reduce this menace right at home, since many generations of mosquitoes can breed right in your own yard.
YARD & HOME CHECKLIST
- Get rid of old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, bottles or any water holding containers
- Fill in or drain any low places (puddles, ruts) in yard
- Keep drains, ditches and culverts clean of weeds and trash so water will drain properly
- Cover trash containers to keep out rain water
- Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets
- Empty plastic wading pool at least once a week and store it indoors when not in use
- Make sure your backyard pool is properly cared for while on vacation
- Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water with sand or concrete
- Change the water in bird baths and plants pots or drip trays at least once each week
- Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well-trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there