Labor Day Indicates Summer Is Winding Down But West Nile Virus Carrying Mosquitoes Are Still Very Active

Press Release From San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District
August 31, 2018

(STOCKTON, CA) – Labor Day typically reminds us that summer is winding down. Unfortunately, mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus (WNV) remain at high levels. With Labor Day on Monday September 3, 2018 many of us will be outside enjoying friends and family. Beware of mosquitoes and protect yourself from WNV. “The District is working hard to reduce the risk of West Nile virus in humans; however, people need to take precautions when outdoors,” said Aaron Devencenzi, Public Information Officer with the San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District (District).

Remember to use mosquito repellent when outdoors. Using EPA registered repellents containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus are recommended to prevent mosquito bites and reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease. Some products with a higher percentage of an active ingredient will work longer to protect you. Read and follow the label instructions for proper use and protection time.

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