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Worried About Zika?

Do news reports about a San Diego case of the Zika virus have you worried? The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is your go-to source for the latest information, including how Zika is spread and how to prevent infection. You can help keep Carlsbad safe by taking these steps: 

Eliminate ALL standing water in and around your home. Check every day. Common places are bird baths, outdoor toys, trash cans and lids, leaking faucets and plant saucers.

Even tiny amounts of water provide a chance for breeding.

Fill plant saucers with sand or fine gravel so water won’t form pools.

Call Vector Control at 858-694-2888 to get free mosquito fish for green pools, ponds and fountains. 

Wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors.

Use insect repellent. Repellents containing DEET, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, Picaridin and IR3535 are effective and safe for everyone two months and older.

Make sure the screens on your windows and doors are in good condition, without holes or tears.

NOTE: The types of mosquitoes that carry Zika are active during the day, not just at dusk.

  •  Report mosquito breeding sites.

Call Vector Control at 858-694-2888.

Vector Control can treat these areas for free.

You can report anonymously. 

For more information, contact the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Epidemiology Program, 619-692-8499.

For information about mosquito spraying, contact County of San Diego Vector Control ,858-694-2888.


September 9, 2016