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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Friday, May 11, 2012 7 years ago

Stay safe from rodents and mosquitos

Orange County Health Department and Mosquito Control tips

The Orange County Health Department and Mosquito Control want to make sure you stay healthy and informed during the spring and summer seasons. Here are a few tips on how to prevent rodent and mosquitoes this year:


  • Remove food and water sources, seal up access points, and remove clutter.

  • Do not leave pet food out for an extended period of time, monitor, and minimize the use of bird feeders.

  • Maintain shrubs and vegetation to limit harborage.

  • Gardens and fruit trees – do not leave food on the ground.

  • Follow CDC recommended guidelines for clean up here.


  • Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.

  • Empty and clean birdbaths and pet’s water bowls at least once or twice a week.

  • Maintain the water balance (pool chemistry) of swimming pools. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

  • Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

For more information on these health tips, call the Orange County Call Center at 3-1-1.

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