West Nile virus has been reported in Southwestern Utah. So if your Labor Day plans include outdoor activities, make sure to use bug spray!
- Use mosquito repellents containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus when outdoors.
-The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that repellents should contain no more than 30% DEET when used on children. Insect repellents also are not recommended for children younger than two months of age.
- Wear long sleeved shirts and pants while outdoors.
- Remove any puddles or standing water around your home where mosquitoes can breed, including birdbaths, swimming/wading pools, old tires, buckets and plant containers.
- Report bodies of stagnant water to the local Mosquito Abatement District (MAD).