Question: How can I learn about mosquito-borne illness?
Answer: See Below
Follow These Steps
To Prevent Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes need water to breed. They can develop into adults in as little as a week. Make sure that items like those below don’t collect water, or that you clean them out once a week.
Containers - Turn over or cover unused flower pots, buckets, garbage cans, and wheelbarrows.
Gutters- Remove leaves and other debris that can clog gutters and trap water.
Pools - Cover unused swimming pools and turn over kiddie pools when not in use. Be sure to keep swimming pool covers clear of leaves and water.
Old Tires - Cover or dispose of them. They are one of mosquitoes’ favorite places to breed.
For more information, call the Somerville Board of Health
at 617-625-6600 extension 4300 or Web site: www.somervillema.gov.