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Small Bite, Big Threat! LbNA #76453

Owner:Naugatuck Valley Health Contact
Plant date:Mar 15, 2023
County:New Haven
Location: Osbornedale State Park
Found by: Team Rogue
Last found: Mar 20, 2023
Hike distance:1 mi
Last edited:Mar 16, 2023
Small Bite, Big Threat!
Mosquitoes are a common nuisance and tend to live near forests and tall grass - though their lives begin near water, where female mosquitos lay their eggs. When mosquitoes consume blood from a host with a virus or disease, they can spread the illness to other animals/humans whose blood they feed on. Mosquitoes are known to carry diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, west nile virus, and viral encephalitis.
How to protect yourself from mosquitoes:
• Avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active - at dusk and dawn.
• Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing - look for repellents with DEET or picaridin.
• Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that won't accumulate water.
• Drain standing water from water-holding containers or items on your property such as discarded tires, trash bins, flowerpots, etc.
• Clean and chlorinate pools and spas frequently.
The Naugatuck Valley Health District has been nationally accredited since 2015 and proudly serves Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour, and Shelton. For more information, please visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Location: Osbornedale State Park, Chatfield Street, Derby
Public parking available.
Clues: Bring your own ink, please be discreet and re-hide the box well.
When you pull into Osbornedale continue straight up the driveway until you get to the end of the road. Park in the gravel lot on your left. Enter the path & keep left toward the pond for approximately 0.15 miles, while counting approximately 6 trees with red markings on the left side of the path. Continue on the path until you see a tall/skinny tree on your left and a leaning tree on your right, just before the path narrows. The box is located behind a tall tree facing the pond with a red marking.
Don't forget to re-hide the box!