Published on: Thursday, June 15, 2017 News Alert

Fight the Bite this Mosquito Season

Mosquito season is upon us once again in our area. This year is expected to have more mosquito breeding cycles than last year due to the warm winter. The Zika virus is a major concern of many who travel to current areas in the world where the Zika virus can be found.

Protect yourself and your family around the home and when traveling. Inspect your yard weekly and dump out standing water from potential breeding sites. The smallest containers can contain hundreds of mosquito larvae. Visit the Centers for Disease Control web site for any additional information about personal protection against mosquito bites and other ways you can reduce your exposure.   Use recommended mosquito spray repellents and cover your arms and legs while outdoors.

If you are looking for natural methods of mosquito control, web search, Natural Mosquito Control for a method that is best for your needs. Women if you are pregnant or expect to be, consult with your physician if you expect to travel to areas where mosquitos are very active with carrying diseases.  Men should be cautious as well, because diseases can be transmitted through sexual activity.

This past Saturday June 10, scouts from Boy Scout Troop 33 visited 170 homes in Ward 1 passing out brochures on how to protect you and your family around the home and traveling to infected areas with the Zika virus. You can find more information by clicking on brochures  and see more information from the Centers for Disease Control in different languages.

You can also visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mosquito for more information on what is being done locally on the Zika virus and other mosquito transmitted diseases, mosquito control and links to other agencies for information and prevention.

Fight the Bite” of mosquitoes and enjoy your summer.