Don’t Let Mosquitoes Take a Bite Out of Your Outdoor Fun!

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Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes. Here's How...

Mosquitoes can be much more than just an annoyance. They can also transmit several deadly diseases such as West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

mosquito on someones fingertipDress for Success: When venturing outdoors, especially from dusk until dawn when mosquitoes are most prevalent, protect yourself from mosquito bites by wearing long pants, long sleeved shirts, socks and a hat, and encourage others to do the same.

Insect Repellents: If you decide to apply an insect repellent, take caution! Learn more about using and choosing insect repellents. Always read the product label.

Housekeeping: Take efforts to reduce the number of mosquitoes around the house.

  • Install or fix window screens.
  • Install door sweeps or fix cracks and crevices where pests can enter.
  • Remove standing water in gutters, children's toys, bird baths, plant saucers, etc.
  • Filter and treat pool water.

Hiring a Professional? Search DEC's information portal. All pesticide applicators and businesses offering, advertising or providing commercial pesticide application services for hire must register with DEC. Have or want to start a Mosquito Control Business - NYS DEC has the answers!

Buzzing for more information? Check out these valuable resources: US EPA Mosquito Control, NYC Department of Health or Cornell's NYS Integrated Pest Management.

If you have questions, contact us at pestmgt

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Basil Seggos, Commissioner

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