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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Starts in Your Backyard

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With the recent rain, the City of Yorba Linda, along with Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District, would like to remind residents to take a proactive approach to preventing the spread of deadly mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile Virus, in Orange County. The most effective form of prevention is eliminating mosquitoes at the source by eliminating possible breeding areas. Since mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, residents can easily eliminate breeding areas by checking for standing water around the home. Following rainfall and once a week, residents should "tip and toss" standing water from areas such as flowerpot saucers, planters, children's toys, buckets, or anything else around your yard that can hold water. For additional information, visit the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control website, or view their mosquito prevention video

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