Standing Water Complaint

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene investigates reports of standing water, where mosquitoes could breed, during West Nile Virus season. West Nile Virus season is from April 1 to October 31.

You can report chronic standing water where mosquitoes could breed during mosquito season. Mosquito season is from April 1 to October 31. You can report standing water in private or public locations, such as:

  • Birdbaths or fish ponds
  • Construction sites
  • Planters or steel drums
  • Pool covers and unchlorinated pools
  • Roof gutters
  • Tires and other debris
  • Yards or vacant lots
  • Parks

Mosquitoes only breed in water that has been standing for at least 5 days. Complaints are not accepted about water that stands for less than 5 days after rain, or standing water on City streets. You cannot make requests for mosquito spraying.

It is the property owner's responsibility to remove standing water on their property. Property owners who fail to do so may be subject to a fine if a city inspector finds standing water on their property during mosquito season. If the standing water is on a neighboring property, please try to speak to the property owner about the condition before you file a report.

You may be called by the City if additional information about your report is needed.