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August 27, 2016 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Prevent mosquito bites & breeding sites with Henrico Saturday, August 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
Free EPA-registered insect repellent will be given out, while supplies last. Educational materials and tools will be available, and various community partners and emergency preparedness agencies will also be present.
Live demonstrations and Pick-a-Day to Fight-the-Bite interactive sessions will provide residents the resources to prevent mosquito bites. By dumping water-holding containers once a week and wearing the right protection, residents can help reduce mosquito populations that have the potential to spread Zika virus. As Zika virus can negatively impact pregnant women and their babies, educational resources for pregnant families will also be available.
Zika virus could potentially be spread by the Asian tiger mosquito, the most common nuisance mosquito in Henrico. To help residents mitigate the Asian tiger mosquito population in the county, Henrico is educating and encouraging residents to eliminate mosquito breeding sites on their properties.
For more information about Fight-the-Bite TODAY, go to henrico.us/health/zika or call (804) 501-4276.