Keep Your Swimming Pool Mosquito-Free

Residents are required to maintain their swimming pools & spas in a manner that prevents mosquito-breeding potential from April 1-October 31. The following are options for maintaining compliance:pool.jpg

Open the pool

When a pool is open for use with active disinfection and filtration, no other action needs to be taken.

Cover the pool

When a pool cover (either solid or mesh) is 100% dry on the surface, is free of holes or tears and is securely fitted to the pool, no other action needs to be taken. If there is water on the cover:

  • Remove ALL of the water
  • Treat the cover with a larvicide*

If the cover has holes or tears, mosquitoes can still access the water in the pool. If using a larvicide, both the pool water and the top of the cover must be treated, in this case. 

Empty the pool

When there is no functional cover available and the pool is not being disinfected and filtered:

*Larvicides are designed to kill mosquitoes at the larval stage before they can become flying, biting adults. If you choose to use a larvicide, a copy of the product's label must be conspicuously posted along with the date of application, applicator's name/phone number and amount of product used. ALWAYS follow the product's label instructions.


Mosquito Dunks Are Available

Mosquito Dunks can be picked up for Homeowner Swimming Pools ONLY at the Department of Health offices, Bldg D, during normal business hours. They are available from April 1- October 31, Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, while supplies last.

Take a look at image below...
How many mosquito breeding areas can you find around your home?


Learn More About Mosquito Control

See These Brochures For More Educational Information

Additional Information

  • Blank Posting of any biological or chemical treatment made in an attempt to prevent mosquito breeding requires proper posting.
  • Mosquito Dunk Label for the most commonly used residential larvicide.
  • Tire Resource Card to know where to dispose of unwanted tires in Rockland County.