JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Take time this weekend to insure your backyards and houses are mosquito-free.
The Jefferson County Public Health Service is encouraging North Country residents to be aware of mosquitos following confirmation of mosquito-borne viruses in the area.
JCPHS urges the following practices to eliminate the pest:
- Dispose of any water-holding containers; cans, pots, etc.
- Dispose of used tires
- Drill holes in the bottoms of containers kept outside
- Insure proper drainage of gutters
- Turn over wheelbarrows when not in use
- Remove decomposing leaves from yard and garden
- Eliminate and limit stagnant water
- Change birdbath water twice a week
- Drain water from pool covers.
For more information on mosquito safety visit the JCPHS website.
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