What's Bugging You? Mosquitoes and Ticks

In the spring of 2011, the Health Department's Disease Carrying Insects Program released its latest educational tool for children . The book, titled What's bugging You? Mosquitoes and Ticks, tells the story of how "Carl" learns about preventing West Nile virus and Lyme disease from "Professor James" while playing in his own back yard.

This book helps to explain to young people why they should prevent bites from these bugs. The story illustrates where mosquitoes and ticks come from, when they bite, how West Nile virus and Lyme disease affect people, discusses the different types of mosquitoes and ticks, how to protect yourself from bites, how to limit mosquitoes and ticks in your own yard, and much more.

Read the book in the flicker slide show or download the full version (PDF).

Learn more about preventing West Nile virus and Lyme disease.

What's bugging you slideshow

Copyright ©(2011) by Fairfax County, Virginia. All rights reserved.
Customization and printing of this publication are made available through the American Mosquito Control Association.
Please visit their Web site www.mosquito.org/books-a-merchandise for more information.

The complete What's Bugging You? pamphlet may be downloaded by clicking on Full version (PDF) and saving it to your computer. NOTE: The full version is a large 2.6 Mb file and depending on your Internet connection,may require longer download time.

To view and print PDF files, you must have an acrobat reader installed on your computer.

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