Mosquito Repellent Distributed To The Homeless And Local Shelters As Part Of Mosquito Awareness Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 24, 2012 

FIGHT THE BITE!
MOSQUITO REPELLENT DISTRIBUTED TO THE HOMELESS AND LOCAL SHELTERS AS PART OF MOSQUITO AWARENESS WEEK

WHO:        The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District

WHAT:     More than 10,000 repellent wipes will be distributed to the homeless and local agencies that serve homeless populations

WHERE:  Loaves and Fishes
                     1321 North C. St.
                     Sacramento
                     Information table will be set up from 10:30-11:30

                     Broderick Christian Center
                     604 Andrew St., West Sacramento
                     Repellent drop off at 12:30

WHEN:     Tuesday, April 24, 2011

WHY:         Homeless residents are at a higher risk of being bitten by mosquitoes and exposed to West Nile virus. As part of our community involvement and education program, the District is reaching out to this segment of the population to provide free mosquito repellent wipes and information on how they can protect themselves.

 

 

Contact: Luz Maria Rodriguez, Public Information Officer

Office: 916.405.2082 | Cell: 916.416.6337

E-mail: lrodriguez@nullFIGHTtheBITE.net

 

To report any mosquito breeding problems, please call 1-800-429-1022 or fill out a service request online at www.FIGHTtheBITE.net

 

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District provides year round mosquito and vector control services. The main goal for the District is to keep the public healthy by preventing the transmission of diseases and improving the quality of life for residents.

 

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