Rain Barrel Treatment for Mosquitoes
Water sitting in a rain barrel can grow mosquitoes and it can take just 7-10 days for a mosquito to grow from an egg to an adult. Preventing mosquitoes in your rain barrel is easy with use mosquito larvicides (mosquito dunks). You can buy this product from most garden supply stores. Simply follow the directions on the product’s package, and put the directed amount into the rain barrel where mosquitoes breed.
Treatment Offered at No Cost
Columbus Public Health is offering rain barrel treatment at no cost, available for Columbus and Worthington residents only. The product works up to 180 days and is in the form of slowly
dissolving briquettes placed inside the rain barrels.
Safe Treatment of Water
The treated water is still considered safe for organic gardening and only affects mosquitoes. Although the product is considered non-toxic, drinking treated water is discouraged.
More information about this product can be found at:
If interested in having your rain barrel treated, please e-mail [email protected] with your:
• Phone number
• Number of rain barrels you have
Staff will contact you to make an appointment with you to treat your rain barrel.
Contact us at 614-645-6153.