West Nile Virus Prevention Tips

West Nile Virus Prevention Tips

To prevent WNV:
o Limit outdoor activities from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
o Wear clothing that minimizes bare skin.
o Use mosquito repellents on clothing.
o Follow the directions on labels for insecticides or repellents.
o Cover arms and legs of children playing near standing water.
o Cover playpens or carriages with mosquito netting.
o Remove objects that can hold standing water such as tin cans, tires, buckets, or bottles.
o Fill in holes, ditches, or tree trunks with sand or cement.
o Clean house gutters on a regular basis.
o Empty wading pools and bird baths every 4-7 days.
o Chlorinate swimming pools regularly.
o Eliminate collected water on boat and pool covers.
o Avoid over-watering of lawns.
o Fix holes in screens and attach properly to windows.

For more information please visit the the State of CT Mosquito Management Program http://www.ct.gov/mosquito