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Fountain Valley News

Posted on: June 25, 2019

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Orange County has experienced an increase in West Nile virus activities over the last few years. Furthermore, the presence of the invasive Aedes mosquitoes threatens the county with diseases such as Zika virus, dengue fever, and Chikungunya.

Residents should take the following precautions to help reduce the chances of being hit by mosquitoes:

- Dump and drain any containers filled with water at least once a week

-Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly

-Dump water from potted plant saucers

-Do not transport or share plant stems rooted in water

-Drill a hole or puncture containers to eliminate standing water

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