As the fall season approaches, it is important to remember that mosquitoes are still present. With recent cases of West Nile Virus found in Massachusetts, I urge my constituents to take precaution and be preventative against mosquito bites.
Prevent mosquitoes and mosquito bites by:
Applying insect repellent when outdoors: Be sure to use a repellent with an EPA-registered ingredient.
Be aware of peak mosquito hours: Dusk to dawn is the peak hours for mosquitoes, so try to avoid outdoor activities during this time.
Wear long-sleeves and other protective clothing to keep mosquitoes away from the skin
Drain standing water: Mosquitoes lay eggs in bodies of standing water. Be sure to drain rain gutters and change water in birdbaths often.