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The most effective method for controlling Asian tiger mosquitoes is to reduce or eliminate the containers where this mosquito lays eggs. Draining or removal of water-holding containers from your property will produce significant long-term reductions in this nuisance mosquito. Some of the most common containers that provide prime habitat for the Asian tiger mosquito include: corrugated pipe from downspouts, bird baths, recycling bins/trash cans, toys, tarps, potted plants with saucers, and items stored behind a shed or under a deck. Dumping all containers around your yard which hold water ONCE PER WEEK will help eliminate this mosquito from your yard and neighborhood. If the water cannot be dumped, homeowners can use a mosquito larvicide. Most mosquito larvicides sold at home and garden centers are very specific in controlling mosquito larvae and are proven non-toxic to other aquatic organisms, birds, people and pets.