County Offices, Courts and Landfill will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.
Drink plenty of fluids including water, juice, tea, and sports drinks, and eat small meals. Treat headaches/muscle pain with non-prescription pain relievers (aspirinacetaminophen, ibuprofinibuprofen, etc) according to product directions. It is very important not to exceed the recommended dose.
Consult your health care provider if you are not getting sufficient pain relief. Rest to allow adequate time for the body to heal. This will most likely mean time off from work. Recurrences of symptoms and delayed recovery are more likely with insufficient fluid replacement and not enough rest.
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The following chart can help you determine the best repellent for your situation. Remember: always read the label. Products containing premethrin are intended to be used on clothing and/or gear, but not to be applied directly to skin.
|Product Name:||Main Ingredient:||Protection Time:|
|Sawyer Controlled Release (slow release over hours)||DEET 20%||up to 20 hours|
|OFF! Deep Woods||DEET 25%||up to 8 hours|
|Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent||Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus||up to 6 hours|
|Cutter Advanced||Picaridin 7%||up to 4 hours|
|OFF! Skintastic||DEET||2 hours|
|Bite Blocker for Kids||Soybean Oil||1.5 hours|
|OFF! Skintastic for Kids||DEET||1.5 hours|
|Skin-so-Soft Bug Guard Plus||IR3535||23 minutes|
|Herbal Armor||Citronella, Peppermint Oil,||19 minutes|
|Cedar Oil, Lemongrass Oil|
|Green Ban for People||Citronella, Peppermint Oil||14 minutes|
|Buzz Away||Citronella Oil||10 minutes|
|Skin-so-Soft Bug Guard||Citronella Oil||10 minutes|
|Skin-so-Soft Moisturizing Suncare||Citronella Oil||3 minutes|
Products containing DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and picaridin are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Products containing citronella oil and IR3535 have met applicable standards of the EPA.
For more detailed information on repellents, visit the following websites:
Information for this fact sheet adapted from the Centers for Disease Control.