Holyoke Reminds Residents of Precautions Against West Nile Virus Text Size
-Use a bug repellent and/or bug spray when you go out of doors. When selecting a mosquito repellent read the label carefully before using. For more information and a fact sheet on mosquito repellent please visit www.mass.gov/dph/wnv.
-Avoid going outside during peak mosquito hours from dusk to dawn.
-Keep animals indoors during peak mosquito hours.
-Wear long-sleeves, pants, and socks when you are outdoors.
-Repair any holes in screens and make sure they are tightly attached to doors and windows.
-Remove any and all standing water, piles of leaves, and lawn clippings from your property. Standing water can be found in buckets, gutters, wheelbarrows, and wading pools.
For more information please contact the Board of Health at (413) 322-5595.
Posted on September 15, 2015 by Mayor's Admin