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Duarte, Beat the Mosquito Heat! 🌞

Mosquitoes are here. Don't give them a biting chance!

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In the cities, mosquitoes love the summer just as much as we do. When they bite us, they can spread different diseases. 

Every year, the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health confirms numerous West Nile virus cases, including deaths. Throughout the state, invasive mosquitoes, called Aedes mosquitoes, are constantly infesting new neighborhoods.

What can we do? Beat The Mosquito Heat! 

Put down that spray can. Killing the flying mosquitoes is a short-term solution. Even mosquito control consider spraying for adult mosquitoes a last resort.

  • Tip 'n Toss, Show them who's boss! - You know mosquitoes can turn from egg to adult in a week. So eliminate stagnant water weekly in and around the home. Don't forget to keep your pool clean and maintained! 
  • Repel, Don't Swell - Apply repellent to exposed skin to stop mosquito bites. Use oil of lemon eucalyptus, which is EPA-registered and CDC-recommended. Other effective repellents are Picaridin, DEET and IR3535. 
  • Educate friends, neighbors and family - We challenge you to educate at least two more people about mosquitoes. The more we understand that mosquito control is a Shared Responsibility, the more healthy our communities will be! 
Why do Mosquitoes Bug us so Much? 

Only female mosquitoes bite and they use the protein in our blood to develop the eggs. 

Mosquitoes can hatch and develop into adults in as little as seven days!

Free your home of mosquito-breeding containers and wear repellent

Dump and Drain After the Rain 

Leftover rainwater from this year’s storms can collect in the oddest places and make our yards a micro mosquito habitat. Certain plants, containers, and other sources can hold rainwater that will bring you bites and Summertime sadness. Remember to dump and drain stagnant water from your home after every rain event.

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