The Region of Peel is working to control mosquito larvae and prevent cases of West Nile Virus. There are actions you can take at home to protect yourself and your family.
- Remove stagnant water on your property – empty any containers that can hold waters including old tires, wheelbarrows, barrels, pails, toys and recycling bins
- Turn over wading pools, remove water that accumulates on your pool cover and ensure your pool’s pump is working
- Wear light-coloured clothing, with long sleeves and long pants, socks and a hat when you’re outside, especially at dusk and dawn
- Use an insect repellent
You can get more tips to protect yourself at www.peel-bugbite.ca