Reduce the Risk of West Nile Virus

Prevention for You and Your Family

The best ways to reduce the risk of infection are:

  • Reduce standing water where mosquitoes like to breed
  • Avoid infested areas
  • Wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, hats, socks and shoes.
  • Repair damaged doors and window screens.
  • Use an insect repellent that contains DEET or Icaridin. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.

For further information about these prevention tips, including proper use of insect repellent, visit Health Canada's West Nile Virus website.

Reduce Mosquito Breeding Areas around your Home

West Nile Virus Poster

Mosquito larvae can develop in water that has been standing for more than four days.

Eliminate stagnant water where mosquitoes lay their eggs.

Print tips to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus around your home.


Treatment on Private Property

To authorize the treatment of a municipally owned catch-basin located on private property, complete an authorization form.


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