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Mosquito Information

Prepare for Increased Mosquito Activity following Severe Weather Conditions

Heightened mosquito activity occurs following significant rainfall due to a rise in local mosquito populations. Leon County Mosquito Control recommends the public take additional precautions against mosquito bites during this time period, especially during outdoor activities. County residents are advised to:

    

Eliminate mosquito breeding sites around your home by dumping out any containers of standing water, such as plant saucers, tires, buckets, tarps, pool covers and clogged gutters.

 

At least once a week, change the water in birdbaths and wading pools, and check your regular pools and ornamental ponds for larvae.

 

Check all of the screens on windows and doors around your home to make sure that mosquitoes will not be able to get inside.

 

Limit outdoor activities as much as possible, especially during the peak mosquito activity hours of dawn and dusk.

 

Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts when you must go outdoors.

 

Wear protective clothing in wooded areas and wetlands, where mosquitoes are most prevalent, or avoid them altogether.

 

Infants should be kept indoors when possible. If they must be outdoors, bassinets, playpens and strollers should be covered with suspended mosquito-netting.

 

Use mosquito repellants containing up to 30% DEET for adults and for children as recommended by a pediatrician. Repellants that contain the ingredient Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus have also been shown to be effective. Make sure to follow all of the directions on the product labels.

For questions about mosquito control or to report unusual mosquito activity, please call Leon County Mosquito Control at 606-2200 or visit www.leoncountyfl.gov/mosquito.


 

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