Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District is warning homeowners with pools and spas to be sure they are not becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes. An unused pool or spa should be drained immediately, as it can breed millions of mosquitoes.
In an attempt to locate such areas more quickly, the district has announced that they are partnering with the Contra Costa County Association of Realtors. Realtors are often showing properties where the homeowners have moved out and no one is maintaining the pool. Such areas can provide mosquitoes a safe haven.
Under the partnership, a realtor who knows of a property with an unattended pool or spa will report it to the district for investigation.