Protect Yourself

How to protect yourself? 

Most mosquitoes do not transmit disease. Although it is not necessary to limit any outdoor activities, unless there is evidence of mosquito-borne disease, you can help reduce your risk of being bitten by mosquitoes. In addition to reducing stagnant water in your yard, make sure all windows and doors have screens and that all screens are in good repair. If West Nile virus is found in your area:
  • Minimize outdoor activities between dusk and dawn.
  • Wear shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods of time, or when mosquitoes are more active.
  • Consider the use of mosquito repellent, according to directions, when it is necessary to be outdoors.

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