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Clark County Health Department offers tips to guard against mosquito bites.

As we enter mosquito season, the Clark County Health Department is encouraging residents to focus on mosquito prevention.  The Clark County Health Department is advising homeowners to focus on reducing their exposure to mosquitoes by making sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens, keeping doors and windows shut, and to eliminate or refresh sources of standing water on a weekly basis.  This includes bird baths, ponds, flowerpots, wading pools, old tires, and other containers where standing water can accumulate.  The Clark County Health Department also offers free mosquito larvicide that can be safely applied to standing water containers (rain barrels, koi ponds, bird baths, etc)  that will prevent mosquito larva from reaching the adult “biting” mosquito phase of its life cycle.  This larvicide is called Natular DT and is considered safe for humans, pets, birds, fish, and plants.  For more information, please feel free to contact the Clark County Health Department at 217-382-4207.