Fight the (mosquito) bite in Champaign County


By Steve Moore - Environmental Technician - Champaign Health District



Take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.


Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control, www.cdc.gov

Your Champaign County Health District is working with the county, city and village residents to be pro-active in preventing and controlling the mosquito population.

The best way to protect yourself from Zika is to prevent mosquito bites.

Mosquitoes can live indoors and will bite at any time, day or night.

Protect yourself

Wear repellent when you are outdoors. Use products with active ingredients that are safe & effective.

Always follow the product label instructions.

Do not spray repellent on skin under clothing.

If you use sunscreens put sunscreen on first and insect repellent second.

It is safe for pregnant or nursing women to use repellents approved by the Environmental Protection Agency if applied according to package label instructions.

Wear light-colored long-sleeved shirts and long pants.

Stay in places with air conditioning & window & door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.

Take steps to control mosquitoes inside & outside your home.

Reapply insect repellent as directed.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Champaign County Health District at, 937-484-1606.

Take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_mosquito-2.jpgTake steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control, www.cdc.gov

By Steve Moore

Environmental Technician

Champaign Health District

Submitted by the Champaign Health District.

Submitted by the Champaign Health District.

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