Can anything be done to control the spread of West Nile Virus?
• Help control the mosquito population by eliminating mosquito breeding grounds and places where they gather. • Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites. What type of clothing should be worn to prevent mosquito bites? • Long-sleeved shirts and long pants. • Hats, especially for those with thin or missing hair. • Light coloured clothing does not attract mosquitoes as much as dark clothing. • A small amount of insect repellent can be applied to cuffs and collars to discourage mosquitoes from climbing under clothing to feed. How can I help control the mosquito population? • Change the water in birdbaths twice weekly. • Empty water twice weekly from containers or sites where water may collect such as wheelbarrows, children’s toys, pet bowls, wading pools, etc. • Cover rain barrels tightly with mosquito screening and put screening over the out flow of the down spout. • Remove old tires or drill holes in them so water will drain. • Clean or repair eaves where water may become sta