Mosquitoes: it only takes ONE

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Mosquitoes: it only takes ONE

Mosquitoes might seem like an annoying nuisance, but did you know they can transmit diseases that can make you sick? It only takes one bite from a mosquito infected with a disease like West Nile virus to put you at risk for serious illness.

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Personal Protection from Mosquitoes

  • Avoid prolonged outdoor exposure during dawn and dusk. These are the times when mosquitoes are the most active.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors to protect against mosquitoes bites
  • Protect yourself against mosquitoes by using an effective insect repellent, such as DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.
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Eliminate Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Breed

The best thing any resident can do to prevent mosquitoes is to eliminate standing water. There are many common places around your own home that can hold standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Here are some tips on how to find and eliminate standing water.

West Nile virus
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Nile Virus

What is West Nile virus?

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that originated in Africa. It first appeared in the United States in 1999 and it moved West until it reached California in 2003. It is present throughout the year, although illness is often associated with peaks during hot summer months.

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