STANDING WATER:
Prevent Mosquito Breeding in Your Yard and Home: Mosquitoes are a common summer nuisance. They are not only annoying, but they can transmit West Nile virus, encephalitis, malaria and yellow fever to humans, and heartworms to pets. You can take simple steps to reduce this menace right at home, since mosquitoes can breed right in your own yard.

Standing water means you could be raising mosquitoes! Adult flying mosquitoes often rest in tall grass and shrubs, but they cannot develop there. All mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. Some mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water where they hatch in just a day or two. Other mosquitoes may lay their eggs in old tires, tin cans or other containers. The eggs may hatch weeks or even months later when the containers have collected water. After every rainfall, remember to remove any standing water from your yard and help keep mosquitoes from hatching.

  • Throw out or properly store old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, bottles, or any water-holding containers so they cannot collect water.
  • Fill in or drain any low places (puddles, ruts) in yard.
  • Keep drains, ditches and culverts clean of weeds and trash so water can drain properly.  
  • Cover trash containers to keep out rain water.
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets.
  • Empty plastic wading/”kiddie” pools at least once a week and store it indoors when not in use.
  • Make sure your backyard pool is properly maintained, especially while on vacation.
  • Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water with sand or concrete.
  • Change the water in bird baths and plant pots or drip trays at least once each week.
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes cannot hide.

 

For more information about the West Nile Virus, go to: www.westnile.state.pa.us TT Vector Control Services Environmental Health Services 111 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215) 685-9027 www.phila.gov/health


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Cegahlah Berkembangnya Nyamuk di Halaman dan Rumah Anda!

Setiap musim panas nyamuk muncul sebagai hama bagi kita! Bukan saja sebagai gangguan, tetapi juga sebagai penyalur berbagai macam penyakit, seperti Virus Nil, radang otak, malaria, maupun demam kuning yang menyerang manusia atau cacing hati yang menyerang binatang peliharaan kita. Bahkan nyamuk bisa bertelur langsung di halaman Anda sendiri!

Dengan adanya genangan air dan tempat becek di halaman Anda, berarti sarang nyamuk bisa hidup dekat sekali dengan Anda! Nyamuk-nyamuk sering senang berkumpul di dalam rumput panjang ataupun di semak-semak, tetapi disitulah mereka tidak bisa bertelur atau mendewasa. Setiap nyamuk memerlukan air supaya bisa berkembang. Ada jenis nyamuk yang biasa bertelur di genangan/kolam air dimana telurnya menetas dalam waktu satu/dua hari saja. Juga ada jenis nyamuk lain yang bertelur di dalam ban roda yang dibuang, kaleng loakan atau kemasan-kemasan bekas lain. Telur-telur tersebut sering menetas dalam jangka waktu beberapa minggu bahkan bulan lagi kalau ada tempat dimana air bisa terkumpul. Langsung sesudah hujan, ingatlah untuk mengosongkan air genangan dari tempat mana saja dimana air bisa terkumpul di halaman Anda, supaya membantu mencegah nyamuk bisa bertelur.

· Buang setiap ban roda mobil yang bekas, kaleng loakan, ember, tong, botol, ataupun apa saja yang bisa mengandung air di tempat sampah tepat atau simpannya dengan baik.
· Isikan dengan tanah/semen atau kosongkan air dari setiap got/selokan di halaman Anda.
· Setiap beberapa waktu bersihkan got/selokan tersebut dari semua rumput liar atau sampah, agar air di sana boleh mengalir dengan bebas. Tutuplah tempat sampah supaya boleh tetap kering/bebas dari air.
· Perbaikilah setiap pipa yang bocor atau keran luar rumah yang rusak.
· Kosongkanlah kolam renang plastik/”kiddie pools” sering, paling tidak seminggu sekali, dan simpannya di dalam rumah/gudang/garasi kalau tidak sedang dipakai.
· Pastikanlah kolam renang Anda terawat/terpelihara dengan baik, khususnya pada waktu Anda pergi lama dari rumah (misalnya, kalau sedang “vacation”).
· Isilah dengan pasir atau semen setiap lobang atau tunggul pohon yang bisa mengandung air.
· Gantikanlah air dari setiap tempat mandi burung, tempat bunga atau “drip trays”, setidaknya seminggu sekali.
· Potong rumput halaman dan ranting semak di sekitar rumah Anda cukup sering, supaya nyamuk tidak bisa bersembunyi di sana.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut tentang Virus Nil, kunjungilah: www.westnile.state.pa.us atau Vector Control Services Environmental Health Services 111 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215) 685-9027 www.phila.gov/health

The March 2012 EPX General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, March 5th, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcomed.The meeting will be held at the EPX Offices 1729 S. 11th St (Enter at gate north of 11th & Moore St Neumann Goretti High School entrance)

EPX will hear a presentation by American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE.

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The February 2012 EPX General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, February 6th, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcomed.The meeting will be held at the EPX Offices 1729 S. 11th St (Enter at gate north of 11th & Moore St Neumann Goretti High School entrance)

In addition to refreshments provided by the Girls Scouts of America, and please plan to buy your share of cookies to take home, EPX will hear a presentation by, and have a Q & A, with Gary Harkins, Community Relations Officer for PSA 3.

Questions? E-mail us at contact @ epcrossing.org

Mark your calendars for Tuesday January 24th at 6:30 p.m. and join members of all the Combined South Philadelphia Civic Association Alliance in the auditorium of Saints John Neumann – Maria Goretti High School. Meet SEPTA Constituent Relations Coordinator Wendy Green-Harvey and Michael Lyles Assistant Director of Transportation as they address issues relevant to schedules and ALL South Philadelphia routes

Police Officers from the Delaware River Port Authority will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or get Pulled Over” 2011 Statewide Crackdown. Beginning December 5 and running through January 2, 2012, local and state police will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, looking for drivers who may be driving while intoxicated.

A concentrated national effort, the campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs. Special variable message signs will be located at all four DRPA bridges. Launched nationally in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year.

DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, says “We consider it a top priority to participate in this ongoing critical  law enforcement effort that is designed to save lives and keep our bridges safe for our customers.”

Traffic safety experts recommend if someone plans to drink alcoholic beverages they should designate a driver who will not drink alcohol before going out, take mass transit or a taxi home, or, spend the night where the activity is held.

Police Officers from the Delaware River Port Authority will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or get Pulled Over” 2011 Statewide Crackdown. Beginning December 5 and running through January 2, 2012, local and state police will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, looking for drivers who may be driving while intoxicated.

A concentrated national effort, the campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs. Special variable message signs will be located at all four DRPA bridges. Launched nationally in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year.

DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, says “We consider it a top priority to participate in this ongoing critical  law enforcement effort that is designed to save lives and keep our bridges safe for our customers.”

Traffic safety experts recommend if someone plans to drink alcoholic beverages they should designate a driver who will not drink alcohol before going out, take mass transit or a taxi home, or, spend the night where the activity is held.

Wednesday, November 30, 6-8pm in the EPX Offices – 1729 S. 11th Street (enter gate north of main campus  of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 11th and Moore Streets, then follow signs/luminaries!)
Join EPX Co-Chair, Darren Fava, the Bicycle Coalition and Community Design Collaborative for a lively discussion on how to make our streets safer for bicycles and pedestrians.
(Sponsored in part by the East Passyunk Crossing Public Safety Comittee)