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Preventing Mosquito Bites

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 7:25 am

It’s mosquito season and June’s above average rainfall has helped increase this summer’s mosquito population. Washington County Health Department Program Director Chrystal Woller says many things can be done at your home to prevent mosquito bites.  She says to make sure there is no standing water in your yard, and if you have water dishes for pets, make sure they are changed every two to three days.  Woller says bug spray is an important prevention tool, but says the types and uses of different products should be researched at the CDC website,, before being used.