After a flood, mosquitoes, flies and other insects may be more abundant than usual, posing potential health problems. Filth and debris left by the storm create excellent breeding conditions for houseflies and mosquitoes, some of which may be capable of spreading typhoid, dysentery and encephalitis. The key to controlling insects is removal of their breeding places-any standing water, especially stagnant water. In warm weather this should be done immediately after you return to the premises.ELIMINATE BREEDING SPOTS
Patch screens and other places where mosquitoes may enter buildings.SPRAYS AND REPELLENTS
Use a household spray or an aerosol bomb to kill mosquitoes, flies or other insects that get into buildings. Spray shrubbery and shaded areas of buildings to kill adult insects. Contact your county Extension agent for specific recommendations.
If possible, keep small children indoors, especially in the evening. If you must go outside at dusk, use a repellent on exposed parts of your body and clothing.
Your county agricultural agent
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