FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2018
|Contact: Steve Lombard
Program & Education Specialist
National Mosquito Awareness Week Begins Sunday June 24
“Declare your yard a mosquito-free zone”
MERIDIAN –Pesky, blood-sucking mosquitoes can ruin your summertime fun. Declare your home and yard “free of these annoying and disease-carrying insects” as part of National Mosquito Awareness Week, June 24 through June 30.
Mosquitoes rely on standing water to complete their life cycle. Eliminating their life source helps eliminate their offspring. Don’t allow your home or yard to become a mosquito breeding ground.
“We have mosquitoes everywhere, so it’s vitally important to prevent the spread of disease throughout our community,” said Adam Schroeder, Director of the Ada County Mosquito Abatement District. “Strongly encourage your neighbors to eliminate standing water that can serve as breeding sites on their property.”
Make your yard a mosquito-free zone by practicing the 3D’s: Drain, Dress and Defend! Wear appropriate clothing while outdoors and use EPA-approved repellants. Create a personal environment in which you can enjoy your yards, pools and grills without cooking up a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Health officials say mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and West Nile virus (WNV) do not just impact humans. These illnesses also kill countless birds, reptiles, animals and endangered species each year. Presently, there is no human vaccine for WNV.
For additional information on WNV, protection and all Ada County mosquito control efforts, visit the Ada County Mosquito Abatement District website. To report a mosquito issue, call 208-577-4646, or e-mail the district at: [email protected].
Ada County Weed, Pest & Mosquito Abatement
975 E. Pine Avenue* Meridian, ID 83646
(208) 577-4646 * [email protected]