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Mosquito & Tick Information

Preventing Mosquito and Tick Diseases

The Fall, Spring, and Summer can be a time for outdoor activities and exercise. Simple precautions can limit exposure to insect caused viruses and diseases.

  • Wear insect repellent with DEET when outside during peak mosquito hours (from dusk to dawn) 
  • Dump standing water twice weekly 
  • Repair screens 
  • Wear long sleeves and long pants when outdoors during peak mosquito hours 
  • Use mosquito netting on baby carriages and playpens outdoors 
  • Arrange neighborhood cleanups to get rid of mosquito breeding sites