Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Advisory

As the new academic year begins, many of us will be attending outdoor activities or will be walking across our beautiful campus—and as a result might be bitten by mosquitoes. Take precautions to protect yourselves from mosquito bites.

Avoid Mosquito Bites

  • Limit the amount of time you spend outdoors between dusk and dawn, as those are peak biting times for mosquitoes, including those that might carry mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile and EEE.
  • Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors to help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
  • Apply mosquito repellent when outdoors, according to the manufacturer’s directions.

As part of their mosquito control campaign, Facilities has the grounds sprayed and treated standing water with larvicide, as needed.

If you have any questions, contact: sdorgan@umassd.edu

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