Fayetteville, N.C. -- Cumberland County is trying to help the public by handing out a free four-month supply of mosquito insecticide.
The Fayetteville Observer reported that county environmental health supervisor Daniel Ortiz says homeowners can create their own mosquito problems.
Ortiz says homeowners should look at more than containers of water like buckets and tires. He says mosquitoes can breed in water even in the lid of a plastic storage container left on the ground.
The county is handing out the Mosquito Dunk larvicide that comes in a doughnut-shaped pellet that can be put in yard perimeter ditches, flower pot dishes, bird baths or anywhere else likely to collect standing water.
Ortiz obtained a $4,000 grant from the state to buy the insecticide.
He says it will not harm pets or wildlife.