Mosquito Proof Your Yard (Summer/Fall)

Mosquitos are more than a nuisance -- they are a major threat to public health! In California, we have invasive mosquito species...like Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever Mosquito), that has the ability to transmit (among other viruses) dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika viruses; and Aedes albopictus (Asian Tiger Mosquito), that has the ability to transmit dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever viruses, but it also has been found infected with West Nile, and eastern equine encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis viruses (and it can also transmit dog heartworm). To protect your family and neighborhood, mosquito-proof your yard this summer; see the sources mosquitoes use for breeding grounds at https://bit.ly/2YI5DIh. ALSO, protect your family from mosquito bites by using the 7 D's of Mosquito Prevention: *DRAIN any standing water that may produce mosquitos (mosquito-proof your yard, see the sources mosquitoes use for breeding grounds at https://bit.ly/2YI5DIh). *DAWN & DUSK are times to avoid being outside, this is when mosquitos are most active. *DRESS appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outside. *DEFEND yourself against mosquitoes by using an effective insect repellent, such as DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (follow label directions). *DOOR and window screens should be in good working condition, this will prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. *DISTRICT personnel are available to address any mosquito problem you may be experiencing by calling 1-800-429-1022.  For more information, visit https://www.fightthebite.net/.

 

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