Prevention is your best bet to protect against mosquito-borne disease. Protect yourself and reduce your risk by following these simple steps:
- Pick-a-Day to Fight-the-Bite!
Once per week, from April 1 to October 31, inspect your property and empty, dump, or turn over items that hold water such as tarps, buckets, plastic corrugated pipes, toys, tires, flower pot saucers, and items under the deck or behind the shed. For items that cannot be dumped, use an environmentally-friendly product labeled for killing mosquito larvae.
- Cover up!
Wear long-sleeved loose fitting shirts and long pants.
- Wear Insect Repellent!
Choose and use a repellent that contains one of these active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. Always follow label instructions and do not allow young children to apply insect repellent to themselves. For more information about these repellents, please visit the CDC’s website.