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Norwalk Health Department works to help Norwalkers avoid mosquitoes

This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

NORWALK, Connecticut (July 14, 2017) – The Health Department launched its annual larvicide application program this week to reduce the mosquito population and prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Workers from All Habitat Inc. applied larvicide to various standing water locations around the city, which prevents mosquito eggs from hatching.

The larvicide application is just one part of the Health Department’s mosquito management program. Another very important aspect is helping residents understand how to protect themselves from mosquito bites. To avoid getting bitten:

  • Apply mosquito repellent before going outdoors.
  • Drain stagnant water in old tires, birdbaths, wading pools, garbage can lids, and cans in recycle bins.
  • Keep gutters and leaders free of debris.
  • Install or repair window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home.
  • Do not leave swimming pools uncovered without chlorinating and filtering.

About the Norwalk Department of Health: Under the direction of the mayor, and with valuable guidance from its six-member Board of Health, the Norwalk Health Department provides a variety of services and programs to fulfill its mission: to prevent and control the spread of disease, promote a healthy environment, and protect the quality of life within its changing community. The Health Department achieved accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) in June 2014, demonstrating that it meets or exceeds national public health standards and commits to continuously improve the quality of the services it delivers. More information is available at www.norwalkhealth.com.

One comment

John Levin July 15, 2017 at 10:26 am

Mosquito-borne diseases are the scourge of humankind worldwide. I expect that in the near future, maybe 10 to 20 years, mosquito populations will be dramatically reduced, and diseases such as malaria and zika, nearly eliminated, by the use of new technologies to genetically alter mosquitoes. It has started already. Great news.

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