County Official Warns Skeeters On The Increase Due In Part To Colin’s Rain

By on June 8, 2016 in WNDB News

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Volusia County, FL-Volusia County Mosquito Control works year-round to keep the pesky insects under control. Director James McNelly says rain from Tropical Storm Colin and the rain the area saw the previous week is kicking the mosquito season off with lots of breeding grounds here.  There are many ways residents can help reduce the population and lessen the chance of being bitten.

Protect yourself by avoiding outside activities at dawn and dusk. If you do go outside, wear long sleeves, long pants and shoes with socks. Spray exposed skin and your clothing with repellent. Mosquito netting is suggested for young children.

McNelly said a good idea is to remove any standing water from your yard. He suggests walking around your yard to see the problem areas. Discard anything that holds water. Turn over empty pots and buckets. Replace water in bird baths and pet dishes frequently.

To request mosquito service, residents of Deltona, DeBary, Orange City, Lake Helen, DeLand and Pierson should call their city. All other county residents can request service online by clicking here or by calling 386-424-2920 in New Smyrna Beach or 386-239-6516 in Daytona Beach.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

 

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