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Public Service Announcement

Reduce Mosquito breeding sites for West Nile virus protection

May 27, 2015
SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Mosquitoes like to breed in standing water – you can protect yourself and your family from West Nile virus (WNv) by reducing breeding sites in your yard.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Mosquitoes like to breed in standing water – you can protect yourself and your family from West Nile virus (WNv) by reducing breeding sites in your yard. Remember to drain collected rainwater from old tires, plastic containers, wading pools, pool covers, wheelbarrows, and clogged rain gutters. Also, change the water in bird baths weekly and put screens on rain barrels. For more information about WNv and your health, call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., connect with the health unit on Facebook and Twitter, or visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.

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