With summer approaching and all the news surrounding the Zika virus, the Trumbull Health Department wants to remind residents what they can do to prevent mosquito bites. There are many different types of mosquitos around the world and they all carry different viruses. The mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus, are currently not found in Connecticut. To see more on areas with active Zika transmission, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html .
Since the primary mode of transmission for Zika and West Nile virus is by mosquito bites, regular mosquito management and prevention is suggested even in areas without Zika. Using a repellent with DEET is highly recommended. Here are suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on what residents can do to control mosquitoes outside their home: