Cook County Health offers advice on how to avoid mosquito bites.
Byline: Submitted by Cook County Health
Summer is here and so are mosquitoes. Cook County Health wants residents to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites.
Practice the 3 R's to prevent mosquito bites and the diseases they carry:
* Remove: Eliminate opportunities for mosquitoes to breed outside your home. Once a week, dump water that is collecting outside in buckets, flowerpots, toys, kiddie pools, pet bowls, spare tires, etc. Keep gutters clean and free of debris.
* Repel: Use Environmental Protection Agency-registered insect repellents when outdoors. Always follow the directions on the label. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
* Repair: Keep mosquitoes outside. Make sure your doors and windows have tightly fitting screens. Repair any tears or other openings. Use air conditioning when possible.
For information, visit fightthebitecookcounty.com.
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|Publication:||Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2019|
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