Cook County Health Advises Residents to Protect Themselves From Mosquito Bites
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.
For more information, visit fightthebitecookcounty.com.