Personal Protection

Quick Tips for You and Your Family

Mosquitos can carry viruses that can cause illnesses such as Zika and West Nile. These illnesses do not have vaccines or cures and can cause life-threatening symptoms; the best prevention is avoiding mosquito bites. Here are a few tips to keep you and your loved ones protected:

Wear long sleeves and pants

Use insect repellent and follow application instructions

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Avoid outdoor activities at peak mosquito times (dusk and dawn) when possible