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National Mosquito Control Awareness Week June 23-29, 2019

Tips to prevent mosquito bites

  • Apply mosquito repellents to exposed skin before going outdoors; reapply as recommended
  • Wear repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus
  • Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitos from entering your home and repair broken or damaged screens
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and opt for ligther colored clothing

Around the home, eliminating breeding sources for mosquitos is critical:

  • Dump and drain containers filled with water at least once a week
  • Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly
  • Dump water from potted plant saucers