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Mosquito prevention tips


The Chatham County Health Dept. offers residents to use these prevention tips for mosquito bites and West Nile Virus prevention: 

  • Dusk – Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus usually bite at dusk and dawn.
  • Dawn – Avoid outdoor activity at dusk and dawn if possible. Those who go outside should protect themselves from getting bites.
  • Dress – Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to reduce the amount of exposed skin.
  • DEET – Cover exposed skin with an insect repellent containing the chemical DEET, which is the most effective repellent against mosquito bites.
  • Drain – Empty any containers holding standing water because they can be excellent breeding grounds for virus-carrying mosquitoes.
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