Recently there as been an increase in EEE and West Nile cases and health officials are urging residents to be proactive and take steps to avoid contracting either illness.

There are some measures you can take to keep your family safe from mosquito-borne illnesses.

  • Keep doors and windows closed, especially during dusk to dawn hours. Check all of your screens to make sure they are free from holes.
  • Remove standing water, look for areas water can pool like trash and recycling bins, flowerpots or any outdoor containers. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET.
  • Limit skin exposure
  • Stay indoors from dusk until dawn

For more information on protecting your family from mosquito-borne illnesses consult the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.

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