Submitted by the Marlborough Board of Health
Marlborough – From dawn to dusk, it is the season when we should protect ourselves from pesky mosquitos and certain types of ticks. Just like sunscreen, be diligent about using insect repellents for better protection against being bitten. When outside, wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and socks as an effective prevention method too. Mosquito bites can be the cause of West Nile Disease and deer ticks can cause Lyme disease. Prevention for both mosquito and tick bites is very important all the time, every season.
For more information on protecting yourself from mosquito and tick bites look on http://www.marlborough-ma.gov/Gen/MarlboroughMA_BoardHealth/index seasonal tab.