This week is Mosquito Control Awareness Week in Madison County

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – This week, June 21-27, is Mosquito Control Awareness Week. And the Madison County Health Department hopes you’ll use this week to help keep the prevent mosquito infestation.

One of the easiest ways to do that is to remove stagnant water around your property. The health department asks that you empty eater collected in pots, tires, tarps, wading pools and trash cans. You can also treat large bodies of water, like inoperable swimming pools, with mosquito dunks you can purchase at a hardware store.

The American Mosquito Control Association reminds the public to practice the THREE D’s of mosquito prevention- Drain, Dress, and Defend:

  • Drain: Empty out water containers at least twice a week
  • Dress: Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
  • Defend: Properly apply an approved repellent such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon-eucalyptus

The health department points out fog trucks have been spraying in Huntsville since May 18th.