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Help us protect you and your family from mosquitoes and the diseases they carry like West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus.

Mosquito season is May thru October. Do your part to protect yourself, your family and your home:

 Tips to keep from being bitten:

  • Use repellants from dusk to dawn (Use products according to label instructions).
  • Wear light-colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts or jackets and long pants.
  • Consider avoiding outdoor activity during peak mosquito biting hours (i.e. around dawn and dusk).
  • Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure.

Tips to prevent Mosquitoes from breeding in and around your home:

  • Eliminate all sources of stagnant water from around your home (flowerpots, buckets, barrels, tarps and wheel barrows) or drain them at least weekly.
  • Discard any trash that can hold water (cans, plastic jugs, etc.).
  • Change water in pet dishes daily.
  • Change water in bird baths weekly.
  • Keep gutters clean.
  • Keep swimming pools clean, chlorinated and water circulating (even if not being used).
  • Empty kiddie pools at least weekly.
  • Install or repair screens on open windows and doorways.
  • Tires – store good tires inside or keep them covered. Junk tires should be removed from property.

Canton residents can dispose of 10 tires per person, per year for FREE at the Canton Recycling Center, located at 742 Schroyer Ave. SW, Canton, OH 44707.  Appointment scheduling is available at www.timetorecycle.org/hhw-appointments/ or 1-800-678-9839.

Residents who need help getting rid of junk TIRES - please contact Rachel Stefaniak at 330-438-4642 or rstefaniak@cantonhealth.org to arrange for FREE pickup.   

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For more information, contact Gus Dria, REHS at gdria@cantonhealth.org or 330-438-4647

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Last updated 2022.05.31

 

 

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