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City shares tips on limiting mosquito growth

May 31, 2017

Zika Fact SheetZika Tip TossWondering what to do about mosquitos in your yard? 
  
One of the simplest and most effective ways to limit mosquito growth from gathering near your home is the “toss and tip.”

•    Toss away old containers or other items where water can collect, including old flowerpots.
•    Tip outdoor furniture to avoid standing water on cushions.
•    Also, avoid interaction with mosquitos by staying indoors from dusk to dawn when mosquitos are most active.  If you must be outside, protect your skin with repellant and wear appropriate clothing.  Light colors are least attractive to mosquitos.

While no vaccine exists to prevent the Zika virus, which is spread by mosquito bites, there are things we all can do to protect our community and ourselves.

Tip Sheets

For more information about mosquitos, please call the Georgia Department of Public Health at 404-613-1303.