FDOH advises residents to take measures to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses

Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Health
Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 11:55 AM.

TALLAHASSEE — Due to the heavy rainfall and isolated flooding throughout the state this summer, the Florida Department of Health emphasizes the importance of residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. To prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around your home or business, individuals should remember to drain and cover.

DRAIN standing water:

* Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flowerpots or any other containers where sprinkler or rainwater has collected.

* Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used.

* Empty and clean birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least once or twice a week.

* Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.

* Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.



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