Cook County Health Advises Residents to Protect Themselves From Mosquito Bites

Cook County Health
Updated 7/12/2019 10:28 AM

Summer is here and so are mosquitoes! Cook County Health wants residents to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites.

Practice the 3 R's to prevent mosquito bites and the diseases they carry:


• Remove -- Eliminate opportunities for mosquitoes to breed outside your home. Once a week,

dump water that is collecting outside in buckets, flowerpots, toys, kiddie pools, pet bowls,

spare tires, etc. Keep gutters clean and free of debris.

• Repel -- Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents when

outdoors. Always follow the directions on the label. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.

• Repair -- Keep mosquitoes outside. Make sure your doors and windows have tightly fitting

screens. Repair any tears or other openings. Use air conditioning when possible.

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