HCHD Director discusses mosquitoes

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 04:49 PM.

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

Cover skin with clothing or repellent:

Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long-sleeves.  This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.

Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing.  Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.

Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house.  Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches and patios.

Tips on Repellent Use

Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent.  Some repellents are not suitable for children.

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