On August 17th, the Board of Health had posted on Franklin's website:
As this unprecedented mosquito season continues, we again urge residents to take all steps necessary to prevent mosquito bites.
- Avoid outdoor activities during the peak hours of mosquito activity; generally between dawn and dusk.
- The use of a repellent containing up to 30% DEET, permethrin or picaridin provides protection against mosquitoes.
- Permethrin products should not be applied directly to the skin, but only used on clothing.
- We recommend that residents drain all standing water on their property. Birdbaths, buckets/pails, wheelbarrows and children’s inflatable pools all provide ideal breeding sites for mosquitoes.