- Garbage Containers
- All garbage and refuse must be stored in proper recep-
tacles (a galvanized metal or rigid plastic can not greater
than 32 gallons in size, which has a tight fitting lid and
is waterproof.) A plastic bag is not considered a proper
- Refuse Accumulation
- Brush, trash, refuse, litter, scrap metal, appliances,
vehicle parts or other debris cannot be allowed to
accumulate and stored on the premises in a way that
promotes rodent or insect harborage.
- Scrap wood, lumber or firewood should be stacked neatly
at least one foot off the ground and away from buildings
in order to prevent rodent and insect infestations.
- Vehicle & Vehicle Parts
- Inoperable, wrecked or dismantled vehicles and all parts,
including tires, must be stored inside. The Health
Department can assist in the removal of junk vehicles.
- Hazardous Materials
- Vehicle batteries are considered hazardous and must be
properly stored in a safe place. Used oil should be
properly stored and recycled. Pesticides, herbicides,
antifreeze and other hazardous chemicals must be safely
stored or recycled.
- Standing Water
- Containers which collect water create a mosquito
breeding habitat. This includes tires, tin cans, plastic
containers and any container than can collect water.
Rinse bird baths out at least twice a week.
- Pet Manure
- Remove pet manure on a regular basis and dispose of in a
proper manner; bag and place in proper garbage recep-
- Weeds provide mosquito harborage. Weeds and grass
must be kept six inches or less in height.
- Compost Piles
- Compost piles should be properly constructed and
maintained. They should not contain garbage or pet
manure. Grass clippings may be spread out to dry in
order to avoid odors.
- Refrigerators with latch doors cannot be stored outside
unless secured so that door cannot be opened, or the door