With the recent rains in some parts of our area last week, Metro Health is advising residents to take simple steps to prevent mosquito breeding and mosquito bites. Keep mosquitos from laying inside and outside your home by removing standing water. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out containers that hold water, such as uncovered boats, open trash cans, birdbaths, clogged rain gutters, potted plant saucers, pet water bowls, and buckets. You can also protect yourself by using insect repellant with active ingredients like DEET, Picaridin, or IR3535, by wearing long sleeve shirts and pants, and keeping screens on your windows and doors.

Map of Affected Area