by Philip K. Stoddard, Ph.D. - Mayor of South Miami & Professor of Biological Sciences - Florida International University
Tactics for keeping out Zika
1. Keep Aedes aegypti from breeding in your house and yard by eliminating all standing water (see checklist on other side).
2. Keep Aedes aegypti out of your house. Window and screens should have no gaps or holes. Move and empty your pet’s water dish every day when they don’t need it.
3. Avoid getting bitten outdoors.
Insect repellants with DEET repel flying mosquitoes and prevent them from biting. Long sleeves and trousers help. Electric fans help – Aedes aegypti is a weak flyer and likes still air.
4. Don’t let your neighbors down.
One person can provide mosquitoes for the whole neighborhood by not taking the precautions listed here.
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