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Thursday August 12th, 2010 :: 02:31 p.m. EDT

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News from the City of Everett FIGHT THE BITE! REDUCE YOUR EXPOSURE TO MOSQUITO BITES

News from the City of Everett

FIGHT THE BITE! REDUCE YOUR EXPOSURE TO MOSQUITO BITES

Reduce your exposure to mosquito bites that spread West Nile Virus and
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (“Triple E”)
· Be aware that peak mosquito biting hours are from dusk to dawn BUT given ideal temperatures and humidity and moderate cloud cover, biting mosquitoes can be present during the day.
· Use repellent even if you’re only going outside for a few minutes.
To Skin: apply repellent that contains 35% or lower DEET or Picardin (10% or lower DEET for children). To Clothing: apply repellent that contains DEET or Permethrin.
· Reapply additional repellent if outdoors for extended periods of time or if you’re sweating or getting wet.
· As always, follow the application instructions on the repellent label and wash skin thoroughly once you go indoors.
· Additional precautions you can take: remove standing water from containers which allow for mosquito breeding, use mosquito netting over baby carriages, wear long sleeves or long pants while outdoors and apply repellent to clothing.
Please support Everett’s mosquito control program!
Contact the Everett Health Department for more information
City Hall, Room 20, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149
617-394-2255

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City of Everett, MA
484 Broadway
Everett, MA 02149

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 617-394-2270

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