Health District

Posted on: June 29, 2017

West Nile virus Public Health: Advisory Alert

A few simple actions can protect against mosquito bites. · Use an effective, EPA-registered insect repellent. 

· Cover up - wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors. 

· Avoid mosquito prime time. Many mosquitoes bite in the evening between dusk and dawn. 

· Eliminate mosquito-breeding areas around your home by emptying standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, and birdbaths on a regular basis. 

· Ensure that screen doors and windows fit tightly. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.  

· Vaccinate any horses you own or care for against West Nile Virus.  

· Bug zappers, sonic devices, and mosquito traps have not been shown to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus infection. 

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