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Fight Mosquitoes With These Simple Tips

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

February 26, 2016

Feb. 26, 2016

Fight Mosquitoes With These Simple Tips

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Tallahassee, Fla. - Preventing mosquito bites not only enhances your enjoyment of outdoor activities, but can also protect you from exposure to Zika and all mosquito-borne illnesses. The Florida Department of Health reminds Floridians and visitors to protect yourself and your family with these simple tips outlined in the Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida information video and brochure. Alternate version of video: Spanish and Creole.

(Transcript) Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida information video:

  • Mosquitoes will bite, day and night, so protect yourself with these tips:
  • Keep mosquitos outside by shutting doors and covering windows with screens.
  • Use-EPA approved insect repellants anytime you’re outdoors.
  • Cover your skin with long sleeves and pants.
  • Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water; just a bottle cap of water is all they need.
  • So drain, refresh, or cover anything around buildings that can hold water, at least weekly, and put away outside items that aren’t being used.

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