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Mosquito bite/WNV prevention

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* Wear DEET-containing mosquito repellants according to label directions

* Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can lay eggs. Check properties for objects - including old tires, flower pots and drip plates, tin cans, buckets, and children's toys - that collect rainwater and either drain or dispose of the water

* Install or repair windows and door screens

* Empty, clean and refill birdbaths and small wading pools weekly

* Empty and refill pets' water bowls every few days

* Repair failed septic systems

* Repair leaky outside faucets

* Clean rain gutters and down spouts

* Secure swimming pool covers tightly and remove any standing water after rainfall

* Store wheelbarrows, canoes and boats upside down

*Stock ornamental lawn ponds with fish ( Gambusia) that eat mosquito larvae ( Gambusia fish are available FREE from the Vector Control Program. Please call for availability 901-222-9715)

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