Well being officers give mosquito prevention suggestions

Well being officers give mosquito prevention suggestions
Picture through Division of Environmental Administration.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Division of Environmental Administration reminded residents on the way to defend themselves from harmful mosquito viruses on Friday.

The DEM made it’s first spherical of testing for West Nile Virus and Japanese Equine Encephalitis final week. Scientists haven’t discovered any constructive findings.

In response to the DEM, WNV can be grow to be extra frequent because the summer time progresses. The DEM and Rhode Island Division of Well being give recommendations on the way to defend themselves.

To guard your self from problematic mosquito infections, the DEM suggests:

  • Placing screens on home windows and doorways.
  • At dawn and sunset (when mosquitoes that carry EEE are most lively), contemplate rescheduling outside actions that happen throughout night or early morning.
  • In case you should be outdoors throughout dawn and sunset, put on long-sleeved shirts and lengthy pants and use bug spray.
  • Use EPA-approved bug spray with one of many following lively elements: DEET (20-30% power); picaridin, IR3535; and oil of lemon eucalyptus or paramenthane.
  • Don’t use bug spray with DEET on infants beneath two months of age.
  • Put mosquito netting over playpens and child carriages.

To get extra data on mosquito prevention, go to their web site.