The Marion Rochester Regional Health District would like to remind residents that we are in peak conditions for mosquito activity. The Department of Public Health has reported that mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus are circulating throughout the state, and are not confined to the towns where the mosquitoes have been found. Please remember to wear mosquito repellent to help reduce exposure to mosquito bites.
Residents are also encouraged to: drain buckets, barrels, tarps, and wheel barrows to avoid water accumulation; change water twice a week in bird baths and outdoor pet water dishes; keep rain gutters clean of debris; check children’s outdoor toys for water accumulation.
Please feel free to contact the Marion Rochester Boards of Health if you have any questions.