VBC Sheriff Job Ads

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) - Tips to control mosquitoes

Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites that spread the virus:

• All it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito to get EEE

• Be aware of your risk: anyone can get sick (young children and people age 50+ are at highest risk)

• Use mosquito repellent while outdoors

• Know that peak biting hours are from dusk to dawn

• Cover-up with long sleeves and pants

• Support community-based mosquito control programs

• Vaccinate horses against EEE and West Nile virus

Read these additional tips for controlling the mosquito population around your home and property.

Learn more about how to protect yourself from mosquito bites! Visit www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases

Travis Bernatche