West Nile Virus (WNV) is spread by infected mosquitoes, and can cause serious, life-altering and even fatal disease. Enjoy the warm weather, but remember to protect yourself and your family against WNV infection.
Be aware that many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn.
Change the water in pet dishes daily.
Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out.
Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from around your home.
Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used.
Make sure you have intact screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
Replace the water in bird baths weekly.
Use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours.