ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH


    ADDRESS:
    10 Park Place South, S.E. 
    Atlanta, GA 30303

     PHONE:
     404-613-1303

MOSQUITO PREVENTION AND PROTECTION TIPS

THE FIVE D'S

Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites by practicing the “Five D’s.”

Dusk/Dawn – Mosquitoes carrying WNV usually bite at dusk and dawn, so avoid or limit outdoor activity at these times.

Dress – Wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and pants to reduce the amount of exposed skin.

DEET – Cover exposed skin with an insect repellent containing DEET, which is the most effective repellent against mosquito bites.

Drain - Empty any containers holding standing water because they are excellent breeding grounds for virus-carrying mosquitoes.

Doors – Make sure doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly, and fix torn or damaged screens to keep mosquitoes out of the house.

TIP 'N TOSS


Don't forget to tip 'n toss containers holding water after every rainfall. Eliminating standing water prevents mosquito breeding.  Click the Tip 'N Toss button for more information.

MOSQUITO HOTLINE


Call the MOSQUITO HOTLINE at 404-613-1303 for mosquito prevention, protection and education or to report mosquito related issues to Environmental Health.
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