Zika Prevention: Controlling Mosquitoes

Everyone can help prevent Zika transmission from occurring in Missouri by implementing two simple steps—control mosquitoes inside and outside your home and use personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission.

Controlling Mosquitoes in and Around the Home

One of the most effective ways of preventing the spread of Zika virus is controlling the mosquito population by eliminating standing water in and around the home. Implementing the steps below can greatly reduce your risk of mosquito bites.

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Control Mosquitoes Outside the Home

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Protect Your Home
Against Mosquitoes

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Control Mosquitoes Inside the Home