Everyone can help control mosquitos!
Residents are reminded to take the following precautions regarding mosquitoes:
~Minimize time spent outdoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are the most active.
~When outside between dusk and dawn, wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing that includes long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks and shoes.
~ Apply insect repellents containing DEET, Picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and clothing.
~ Make sure that doors and windows have tight fitting screens.
~Remove containers that may hold water to eliminate standing water which serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, i.e., discarded tires, cans, ceramic pots.
~Change water in bird baths at least once per week, and drain and replace water in children’s backyard wading pools every four to five days.
~Make sure that rain gutters, downspouts, swimming pools and pool covers are free of standing water.
~Keeping grass and weeds cut short to eliminate hiding places for adult mosquitoes.