FREE MOSQUITO CONTROL KITS AVAILABLE!
Huron County Public Health is giving out FREE tablets to treat standing water and kill mosquito larvae.
Mosquito Control Kits:
A blister pack card containing 12 Natular® DT larvicide tablets.
These tablets can be placed in containers or areas that can hold water for four or more days in a resident's yard to prevent mosquito larvae from breeding.
Tablets should be applying tablets in outdoor containers or standing water on the property. For example, one tablet treats a bird bath, rain barrel, gutter run, boat cover, floor drain, abandoned tire, or ornamental water garden. For larger areas see instructions.
Anyone who wants free mosquito control kit must:
Bring proof of residence in Huron County (for example, a utility bill or driver’s license)
Have property with standing water that can’t be removed
Agree to use the mosquito control kit on their property only
Mosquito control kits will be given to residents on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit 1 kit per household. If you have questions, please feel free to contact 567-244-3239. Mosquito ZKits are courtesy of Ohio EPA's Mosquito Control Grant.
Mosquitoes are biting insects that can transmit disease to humans and other animals. Only female mosquitoes bite, feeding on the blood of animals and humans. Not all mosquitoes carry disease. West Nile and other diseases that cause Encephalitis is sometimes contracted in Ohio. The best way to prevent disease is to take simple steps to avoid mosquito bites.
Avoiding Mosquito Bites
Clean Up Your Yard: Empty and scrub out any containers that hold water, cover open vents, plumbing pipes, or open containers (like trashcans and rain barrels) and use mosquito dunks on standing water that cannot be removed. Regular removal of leaf litter and tall grasses/brush is also important.
- Keep Bugs Outside: Use screens on all windows and doors and stick to air conditioning when possible.
Protect Yourself: Wear permethrin-treated long-sleeved shirts, pants, long socks and boots. Cover exposed skin with an EPA-registered insect repellent (20-30% DEET is best).
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