Fight the Bite! Mosquito Safety

Summer is the time to remember to protect yourself from mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile virus! Just follow the four Ds: 

  • Dress in long sleeves and pants
  • Drain standing water in your yard
  • Dawn and Dusk avoid being outdoors at these times when mosquitoes are most active
  • DEET - use insect repellent containing DEET on clothes or skin. 
The Jefferson County Public Health Department reported this week that West Nile virus has been found during testing of mosquitoes in the county. Lakewood also tests mosquitoes for the virus in areas throughout the city. To date this year, the City has not had any positive test results, but the virus has appeared in the city in previous years. Lakewood also conducts larval treatments at any location with significant mosquito breeding. 
More information:  http://jeffco.us/public-health.
Posted on: Friday, July 25, 2014