The Sacramento-Yolo County Mosquito and Vector Control District is tackling areas where stagnant water could become a breeding ground for mosquitos.

Ken Harris works on mosquito control for the district and was inspecting standing water near Elk Grove for mosquito larvae.

Recent Winter weather has left a lot of standing water across the valley.

Mosquitos can carry deadly illnesses like malaria and the West Nile Virus.

The district asks that homeowners to take a look around their properties and to remove any standing water. If a mosquito nest is noticed, residents can report it to their local mosquito control district.