Second spray for mosquitos scheduled for July 17

July 16, 2019 02:37 PM

Leyden Township has informed the City that there will be an adulticide mosquito spray that will occur the night of Wednesday, July 17, weather permitting in the area west of Cumberland, south of Devon.


To check the spraying schedule for other areas of the city, please visit the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District website

Ways you can protect yourself from Mosquito Bites

-Avoid being outdoors around dusk and dawn, this is when mosquitoes are most active.

- Wear Long sleeves and pants when outdoors.

- Use insect repellent containing 20% DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon eucalyptus. Make sure you apply as directed on product label.

- Inspect your yard for containers that are holding water, dump them out if they can hold water up to 5 days or more.

- Set up a box or oscillating fan on your patio, set it to create a 7-10 mph wind.  Mosquitoes can not fly in higher winds.

- Make sure you have screens on all windows and doors.

- Avoid being in heavily shaded or wooded areas.

- Nothing can prevent all mosquito bites, but taking these steps can greatly reduce the number of bites.

- Remember, Mosquito populations fluctuate during the summer months.  On average, mosquitoes live 14-20 days



 
 
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