Residents Urged To Protect Themselves from Mosquito and Tick … – Florida Department of Health

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By Ryan L. Terry, Public Information Officer
April 15, 2022
TAMPA, FLA – The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County is urging all residents and visitors, especially those who are spending time outdoors, to protect themselves from mosquito and tick bites as weather gets hotter and wetter. While most tick and mosquito bites are only an annoyance, sometimes these bites can be dangerous. Preventing bites reduces the risk of a person getting infected with a mosquito or tick-borne disease
Mosquito Bite Prevention
Using the right insect repellent and other preventive actions can discourage mosquitoes from landing on you. Follow these Drain and Cover tips to help prevent mosquito bites.
Drain water from outside areas to reduce the number of places mosquitoes can lay their eggs and breed.
Download these infographics for more information: Mosquitoes- Keep Them Outside and Stop Them From Breeding and Protect Your Home From Mosquitoes.
Cover with protective clothing while outdoors and keep doors and windows closed to prevent mosquitoes from going indoors.
Download the Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida infographic.

Tick Bite Prevention
Ticks are commonly found on the tips of grasses and shrubs and climb aboard humans as they walk by. Follow these steps to help prevent tick bites.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on preventing tick bites.

Tips on Using Repellant
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on the safe use of repellant.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
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