There are various diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes -Malaria, Encephalitis, Dengue Fever and Yellow Fever. There are a few actions we can take to help prevent these diseases.
- Remove all sources or potential sources of stagnant water. Standing water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes in as little as four days.
- Old tires, buckets, wading pools and even bird baths, (anything that can hold water), are a potential source for breeding. Emptying these containers on a regular basis, turning them over, or drilling small drainage holes in them will help.
- When possible, stay indoors at dawn, dusk and early evening.
- Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants whenever outdoors.
- Spray clothing and exposed skin lightly with mosquito repellent. Mosquitoes can bite through thin clothing.
Whenever you use insect repellent, make sure you read any manufacturerﾒs warnings and use as directed by manufacturer. Be extremely careful when using on children.
Source of information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The City of Ozark does spray for mosquitoes during the warmer months when they are a problem. We would appreciate your help with mosquito control. If you have a problem in your area or know of an area that needs to be sprayed, please call us at 774-1851. Thank You.
If you have any questions regarding the above services, please contact the Public Works Department at 774-1851 or 774-7032.