Hooray! Spring is finally here!
Spring and summer are a welcome change from the cold and dark winter; however as enjoyable as the warmer weather is, it has its own risks. Spring into summer safely by following these tips to keep your summer fun.
Some people are more vulnerable to the heat and to poor air quality (high pollution levels), and it can be dangerous to their health. However, any of us can fall victim to either one if we overdo it or don’t take precautions. Even if you are not directly impacted, there are things that we can do to help others, such as not mowing or doing any unnecessary driving during an air quality alert or checking on your neighbors during an excessive heat warning. Protect yourself or learn how you can help your neighbors by checking out these websites.
- Information on air quality and its impact on your health
- Sign up for MORPC air quality alerts
- Prevent heat-related illnesses
- Get severe weather alerts (as well as other high-risk alerts) by signing up for Alert Franklin County
Let’s face it, we all dislike mosquitoes and ticks. They are not only a nuisance (pest), but they can make us sick, too.
Go to mosquito.myfcph.org for information on mosquitoes to:
- Prevent mosquito bites and diseases
- Submit a service request for mosquito problems (complaints) in or around your yard
- Find out when we will spray your neighborhood for mosquitoes
Tick information can be found at myfcph.org. Get information to:
- Prevent tick-related diseases
- Safely remove a tick
- Protect yourself when ticks are most active (and it’s not just the warm months)
It’s not summer unless you’re grilling out or hosting a picnic, but keep food poisoning off of the menu. As the summer heat increases, so do the germs in food when it’s left outside too long or prepared improperly. Be a good host and make food safety a priority.
Although the warm weather only lasts for part of the year, we should protect our health every day, and don’t forget about your pets! They can suffer from many of the same hot weather problems that we do!