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National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 19-25. The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) aims to educate and protect OC residents against vectors and prevent vector-borne diseases in an environmentally responsible manner.

For information and resources regarding mosquito control, the invasive Aedes mosquito, how you can become a neighborhood advocate, West Nile virus updates and more, visit ocvector.org.

Follow these tips to prevent mosquito bites:

  • Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin before going outdoors; reapply as recommended
  • Wear repellent clothing containing DEET®, Picaridin, IR3535 or lemon eucalyptus oil
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and opt for lighter-colored clothing
  • Dump and drain outdoor containers filled with water at least weekly
  • Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home or space; repair broken or damaged screens

Around the home, eliminating breeding sources for mosquitoes is critical:

  • Dump and drain containers filled with water at least once a week
  • Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly 
  • Dump water from potted plant saucers

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