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Mosquitoes After a Hurricane

Rainy and wet conditions that often follow a hurricane can result in an increase to the mosquito population. To reduce breeding:

  • Check and empty standing water in children's toys, untreated swimming pools, uncovered boats and watercraft that are not draining water, as well as from trash cans and lids.
  • To avoid mosquito bites:
    • Repair screening on windows, doors, porches and patios.
    • Avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are more likely to bite.
    • Dress in light, long and loose clothing that covers the skin.
    • Use insect repellents containing DEET.

Read more about mosquito control.