Check Your Rain Barrel to Prevent Mosquitos
We have learned that West Nile Virus has been identified in Derry Township and it is carried by mosquitos. Improperly built or installed rain barrels are prime breeding grounds for mosquitos. Your Ivy Rain Barrel is designed to prevent that with an effective screen in the intake lid of the barrel. You should check periodically to make sure that the screen is still in place and be sure to remove any debris that collects there. Water pressure from heavy rain might dislodge a screen that is blocked by debris. Also, be sure that your overflow hose is in a drain or flowing freely and not creating standing water. Be safe, be healthy and enjoy your summer.