The larvicide methoprene prevents mosquito larvae from growing into adults or reproducing.
Because mosquitoes feed on birds, it is possible to find the virus in mosquitoes. Mosquitoes caught in traps may be tested to identify the species and to determine if any of the mosquitoes are carrying the virus.
Although traps are located in your area, it is still important to remove any potential mosquito breeding sites around your home. Remove or turn over any containers that can hold water, drain pool covers and change birdbaths weekly.
Oxford County Public Health distributes educational materials to campgrounds, golf courses and garden centres throughout the area. Materials can also be picked up at the Oxford County Public located at 410 Buller street in Woodstock.
To book a presentation for your business or community group, or receive pamphlets and posters for your workplace or community function, call 519-539-9800 ext. 3489 or 1-800-755-0394.
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