How to avoid Zika carrying mosquitoes near your home

The mosquitoes that carry the Zika Virus like to breed near man-made standing water like tires, buckets, pools, and birdbaths.

They can live inside and outside. A small cap of water in the kitchen can even attract the insect. Health officials recommend folks change out standing water at least once a week.

Debra Stevens with the Worcester County Health Department says, “The female mosquito lays eggs in that water and it takes about a week to ten days for those eggs to hatch. If you’re getting rid of that water, throwing away that trash, or emptying that flower pot, wiping it out, then you’re also getting rid of those eggs.”

At this time, there haven’t been any reports of a mosquito carrying the Zika Virus in the U.S.

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