Three measures to check the breeding of mosquitoes are:
(i) Water should not be allowed to collect around houses.
(ii) Kerosene oil should be sprinkled in areas having standing water. Kerosene forms a thin layer on the surface of water and thus, it prevents the larvae from breathing.
(iii) Certain fishes, such as cat fish, insectivorous plants and aquatic birds can be introduced to waterbodies. These organisms will feed and eliminate the larvae and pupae of the mosquitoes.