·Avoid mosquitoes whenever possible. Stay indoors or take personal protective measures, especially between dusk and dawn, which are peak mosquito biting times.
·When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient and follow the directions on the package.
·Wear long-sleeved, long-legged clothing with socks and shoes when practical.
·Individuals should wear gloves when handling any dead bird or mammal because of the possibility of other diseases.
Protect Your Home - Prevent Mosquito Breeding Around Your Home
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·Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers.
·Remove all discarded tires on the property. Used tires have become the most common mosquito breeding sites in the country.
·Remove all leaf debris.
·Close garbage can lids. Be sure water does not collect in the bottom of garbage cans.
·Drill holes in the bottoms of all recycling containers that are kept outdoors.
·Make sure roof gutters drain properly, and clean clogged gutters in the spring and fall.
·Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
·Change the water in bird baths frequently (every 2-3 days).
·Clean vegetation and debris from the edge of ponds.
·Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.
·Drain water from pool covers.
·Repair damaged or torn window and door screens.
·Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property.
·Remove outdoor pet food and water dishes that are not being used.
·Flush livestock water troughs twice a week.
·Check around construction sites or do-it-yourself improvements to ensure that proper backfilling and grading prevent drainage problems.
Protect Your Community
·Call your local health department for more information at 1-877-WST-NILE (1-877-978-6453) or visit the Mississippi State Department of Health on the web at www.HealthyMS.com.
·Learn what your local government is doing to control mosquitoes. Ask how you can help.
·Remind or help neighbors to eliminate mosquito breeding sites on their property.
Advanced Mosquito Control·1-662-843-6161