Mosquito Control

The Noblesville Street Department has been and is continuing to treat for mosquitoes by testing for mosquito larvae in neighborhood ponds that do not have fountains. If the test is positive, the Street Department treats the pond with larvicide. The larvicide is EPA-approved and is safe for fish and for animals – it only kills mosquito larvae. Mosquito larvae are unable to survive in flowing water, including neighborhood ponds with fountains.

In order to effectively control mosquitoes in yards, residents are urged to search their property to identify any items or areas that hold water and drain that water. Standing water (even a small amount) is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and often contains high concentrations of mosquito larvae. Areas that are prone to standing water include gutters, old tires, toys, and uneven areas in gardens or lawns to name just a few. Residents should also regularly change the water in bird baths, wading pools, pets' water bowls, etc.

In addition, the EPA recommends limiting your exposure to mosquitoes by taking the following steps:

  • Use EPA-registered mosquito repellents when outside and follow the label directions carefully. (note that repellents containing DEET are the most effective against mosquitoes.)
  • When possible, stay inside during early morning hours and during evening hours when mosquitoes are especially active.
  • Make sure the windows and door screens in your home are "bug tight."
  • Homeowners can eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by removing unused plastic pools, old tires, or buckets; by cleaning clogged gutters and repairing leaks around facets; by regularly changing water in bird baths; and by filling or draining puddles, swampy area, and tree stumps.

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Noblesville Street Department (more)
1575 Pleasant St
Noblesville, IN 46060

  • Business: (317) 776-6348
  • Business Fax: (317) 776-4639
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    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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