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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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Title Annotation:Neighbor
Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Aug 1, 2019
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