Are “mosquito magnets” beneficial?
Some may argue that these devices work well for eliminating mosquitoes. However, one must
be aware that, because they are an attractant, their use may actually be inviting the mosquitoes
to your yard. Just because you see a large number of mosquitoes in the trap, doesn’t
necessarily mean that you have a mosquito problem. You may actually be attracting more to
that area than you would if you didn’t have the device. With an increase of mosquitoes in an
area, comes an increased risk of mosquito exposure to you.

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1. Why doesn’t Tri-County Health Department spray for mosquitoes?
2. How do I report a problem with mosquitoes?
3. There is standing water on my neighbor’s property and it is breeding mosquitoes. What can be done?
4. Are “mosquito magnets” beneficial?
5. Prairie dogs keep coming into my yard. What do I do?
6. Isn’t it a “health hazard” when prairie dogs, rabbits, or other small mammals come into my yard?
7. I have an old shed on my property that needs to be cleaned out. Since I live in the metro area, do I really need to be concerned about Hantavirus?
8. I have seen several dead birds on my property in the last few days. What do I do?
9. I found a dead bat outside my home. Does it need to be tested for rabies?
10. There have been several dead rabbits near my home lately. Should this be a concern?
11. There is a prairie dog village next to my home, and there haven’t been any prairie dogs lately. Is this a concern?