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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Residents encouraged to 'tip and toss' to help reduce the area's mosquito population

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton’s Public Works division is encouraging residents to “tip and toss” to help combat mosquitoes this summer! Mosquitoes can breed in buckets, children’s toys, clogged gutters, corrugated pipes and just about anywhere else that can hold a few teaspoons of water. Tipping containers and tossing any standing water reduce the breeding habitats of Hampton’s most prevalent nuisance mosquito, the Asian Tiger mosquito, which can carry and transmit an array of different diseases, including the West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus. Please be mindful of your property and do a bi-weekly check of anything in your yard that could be a breeding ground. Don’t forget to wear mosquito repellent. And remember the threes L’s when it comes to clothing; light, loose, and long. June 23-29th is Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Go online for more information.

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