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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Prevent your property from becoming a mosquito breeding ground for waterfront property and boat owners

  • Empty containers, tarps and equipment where standing water collects both in your boat and on the deck
  • Empty standing water on boat covers and/or from the hull of your boat
  • Pump out boat bilges to remove standing water
  • Consult a licensed pest control operator for mosquito habitat that cannot be controlled by drainage or other means

NOTE: If you are considering using a pesticide to control mosquitoes, please see the legal requirements.

Report dead birds
Report dead birds

Help us fight West Nile virus! If you see a dead bird in King County, report it through the Washington State Dept. of Health's online dead bird reporting website.

See photo-illustrated Bird Identification Gallery for names of birds.