MOSQUITO SEASON HAS BEGUN – Prevent Mosquitoes and Protect Yourself Using the 5 Ds

Warmer weather is here and the start of summer is right around the corner. In other words, it’s mosquito season. That means it’s time to remember the 5 Ds to protect yourself from mosquitoes and reduce the risk of the diseases they can spread.

DUMP OR DRAIN any standing water to deny mosquitoes a place to lay their eggs.

DAWN AND DUSK are times to avoid being outside because this is when mosquitoes
that can transmit West Nile virus are most active.

DEFEND yourself against disease-carrying mosquitoes by using insect repellents that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) such as DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.

When using insect repellent, always follow the instructions on the label. In this District video, watch how to properly apply CDC-recommended insect repellents.


About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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