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Health Department has free mosquito wipes and dunks while supplies last

Monday, June 7, 2021

As we enter the summer months and mosquito season is upon us, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health (ELVPHD) has free mosquito wipes and dunks on a first-come, first-served basis while quantities last.

 

These items can be picked up at any of ELVPHD’s three office locations:  

            Norfolk: 314 N. 5th St., Suite 100

            Wisner: 2104 21st Circle

            Tekamah: 1121 S. 13th St.

Mosquito dunks can be added to standing water to kill mosquito larvae before they become adults. Dunks are harmless to fish and other animals, but should not be added to drinking water. Mosquito wipes can be used on skin to repel mosquitoes and prevent bites.

Mosquitoes can grow in standing water that lasts more than 4 days.  To lower the mosquito population around your home and property: 

  • Get rid of or drain outside containers that can hold water.
  • Clear thick bushes or shrubs and clean debris from around your home and ponds
  • Remove all discarded tires on your property.
  • Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are kept outdoors.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters regularly (spring and fall)
  • Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools and hot tubs.

 

Call the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department with any questions or for more information at 402-529-2233.


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Elkhorn Logan Valley
Public Health Department
2104 21st Circle / PO Box 779, Wisner, NE 68791
Phone: 402.529.2233  - or -  877.379.4400
Fax: 402.529.2211
After Hours: 402.841.8110
Email: [email protected]