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Mosquito Bite Prevention

It's Summer...time for picnics, backyard parties, yard work, playing outside...and mosquitoes. Sure, mosquitoes are an annoyance, but they can also transmit a number of dangerous diseases. Here's how to protect yourself from bites:

Avoid mosquito bites. It is import to prioritize personal protection to prevent mosquito bites.

  • Wear EPA-registered mosquito repellents whenever mosquitoes are present and follow label instructions.
  • Wear long, loose, light-colored clothing.
  • Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside.

Help reduce mosquito breeding around your home. Get rid of potential mosquito breeding sites to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases.

  • Empty standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, and birdbaths.
  • Consider using products containing Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), available at many garden and home improvement stores, to control mosquito larvae in containers that are too large to empty. Follow the label instructions.

For more information, contact:

Tara Cioffi, Director
Youngstown City Health District - Environmental Health Division
(330) 743-3333 ext. 283