West Nile Virus

Do your part to prevent mosquitos:

  • Mosquitoes bite day and night.
    • Mosquitoes that spread viruses bite during the day and night and live indoors and outdoors.
  • Use insect repellent. It works!
    • Look for the following active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, or 2-undecanone. 
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
    • For extra protection, treat clothing with permethrin.
  • Mosquito-proof your home.
    • Use screens on windows and doors. Use air conditioning if available. Keep mosquitoes from laying eggs in or near standing water.