Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

It is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week! Don’t forget to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites as you head outdoors. Swipe through for some tips from Orange County Vector Control to prevent mosquito bites.

  • Eliminate all sources of standing water, including water in flowerpots, old tires,
  • buckets, pet dishes, and trash cans.
  • Install screens on doors and windows and keep them in good repair.
  • Repair leaky faucets and broken sprinklers that can create standing water.
  • Clean rain gutters.
  • Follow label instructions to apply insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredients such as DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants, especially while outside during dawn and dusk

Want to do more? Here are other ways you can FIGHT BACK against mosquitoes:

To learn more, visit ocvector.org/mosquitoes-suck-fight-back-oc.



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