Warmer temperatures and spring time showers bring increased mosquito activity. Now is the time to check your yard for mosquito breeding sites and stock up on insect repellant.

Mosquitoes need standing water to reproduce and they can use something as small as a bottle cap. Most local mosquito species don’t fly farther than a few hundred feet away from where they hatch, so the majority of mosquitoes found in the yard are locally-grown. Consult the attached flyer for clues about where to find mosquito breeding sites on your property.

Insect repellant is your family’s last line of defense against mosquito-borne diseases like the West Nile Virus. Be sure to wear it whenever you are spending time outdoors. There are many different active ingredients available on the market; make sure you find a product that works for you. The best protection comes from active ingredients that have been registered with the EPA such as DEET, Picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

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