Health Departments Offers Guidance for Mosquito Prevention, Immunization Awareness and Emergency Preparedness

Mosquito Prevention

  • Remove standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs: Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.
  • Kill mosquitoes outside your home: Use an outdoor insect spray made to kill mosquitoes in areas where they rest.
  • Keep mosquitoes out: Install or repair and use window and door screens. Do not leave doors propped open. Use air conditioning when possible.
  • Kill mosquitoes inside your home: Use an indoor insect fogger* or indoor insect spray* to kill mosquitoes and treat areas where they rest. These products work immediately, and may need to be reapplied. When using insecticides, always follow label directions. Only using insecticide will not keep your home free of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes rest in dark, humid places like under the sink, in closets, under furniture, or in the laundry room.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunization, or vaccination, help to prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. August is named National Immunization Month to recognize the importance of Immunizations to stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia which is not only for children but, for adults as well.

For more information, visit www.healthfinder.gov or call the local health department for information about vaccinations or on how you can get vaccinated.

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead, You Can. Don’t Wait. Communicate.¬†If a disaster hits do you or your family have a plan in place? Thousands of organizations are teaming up in September to help get the word out and raise awareness to Americans that making a plan for any disasters hits.

For a list of all the panning steps you should take, visit www.ready.gov & www.redcross.org