Do you have standing water on your property? Governor Hogan says Maryland is in a mosquito emergency..
Nearly 30 cases of Zika have been reported so far in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.
Mosquito season is here, and Governor Hogan is urging Maryland residents to do everything they can to prevent the transmission of Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and is suspected of causing brain damage in adults.
Be sure to get rid of Mosquito breeding grounds on your property. Poor drainage can lead to sitting water. Let Scenic Lawns and Landscaping, Inc. come over and give you a free estimate on fixing any problem areas. Call 410-672-3200 and get this taken care of now.
From the CDC:
No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease (Zika).
Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites.
Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus bite mostly during the daytime.
Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus also spread dengue and chikungunya viruses.
Prevent sexual transmission of Zika by using condoms or not having sex.
Steps to prevent mosquito bites:
When in areas with Zika and other diseases spread by mosquitoes, take the following steps:
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
Stay in places with air conditioning and window and door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.
Take steps to control mosquitoes inside and outside your home.
Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are overseas or outside and are not able to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents with one of the following active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol. Choosing an EPA-registered repellent ensures the EPA has evaluated the product for effectiveness. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Always follow the product label instructions.
Reapply insect repellent as directed.
Do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen before applying insect repellent.
To protect your child from mosquito bites:
Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months old.
Do not use products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol on children younger than 3 years old.
Dress your child in clothing that covers arms and legs.
Cover crib, stroller, and baby carrier with mosquito netting.
Do not apply insect repellent onto a child’s hands, eyes, mouth, and cut or irritated skin.
Adults: Spray insect repellent onto your hands and then apply to a child’s face.
Treat clothing and gear with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated items.
Treated clothing remains protective after multiple washings. See product information to learn how long the protection will last.
If treating items yourself, follow the product instructions carefully.
Do NOT use permethrin products directly on skin. They are intended to treat clothing.
Even if they do not feel sick, travelers returning to the United States from an area with Zika should take steps to prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks so they do not spread Zika to mosquitoes that could spread the virus to other people.
More from the CDC: http://ow.ly/pMGf301ImnF http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/ http://ow.ly/i/kIiqD
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