Due to recent flooding, the Wyandot County Health Department is urging area residents to protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are the primary carrier of West Nile Virus, according to a press release from the health department.
“Personal protection is the best defense against being bitten,” health officials wrote in the release.
The following tips were provided by the Wyandot County Health Department.
Residents are advised to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes by limiting activities in areas where mosquitoes are present, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants and apply insect repellent when outdoors.
Residents should drain water where mosquitoes grow by emptying water from flower pots, clogged rain gutters, swimming pool covers, discarded tires, buckets and barrels.
Window and door screens should be maintained in order to keep mosquitoes out of homes.
For more information, contact the health department at 419-294-3852.