Check Your Home
It is important that we all do our part to eliminate mosquito breeding habitat. One of the best ways is to check for standing water in backyards, on porches and balconies. Mosquitoes that spread the Zika Virus prefer to breed in small containers around residential areas.
Use insect repellent, Check window and door screens for rips, Wear long-sleeves and pants. Check outdoor areas around your home, apartment or balcony for standing water. Follow the checklist on the back for actions you can take to prevent mosquito breeding. Learn more from this website.
Over the past two decades, mosquitoes have gone from being a nuisance to a larger public health concern in Montgomery County. Now more than ever, there is need for education and public awareness on mosquitoes, their biology and how to reduce breeding areas. By understanding where mosquitoes breed and what action everyone can take, we can all have more peace of mind and prevent health concerns such as West Nile and Zika virus.