Get standing water away

Late summer and early fall are when West Nile-infected mosquitoes are most active, and they will surely add to the more than 2,000 cases and increasing number of deaths already reported.

There is one simple step people can take to greatly reduce the risk of contracting this often-fatal disease: Eliminate all standing water on the property.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, this is essential. Empty any pots, barrels and containers at least weekly. Since the CDC advises that gutters are usually the leading source of standing water, people might want to consider replacing their gutters with Rainhandler, a system for handling roof runoff which eliminates standing water.

It is a set of seven aluminum louvers which take the roof runoff and convert it to gentle rain-sized drops, which are spread in a swath three feet wide away from the home. It requires no cleaning or maintenance and there is no ground erosion.

Rainhandler has a one-year, money-back

guarantee and a 25-year warranty.

To learn more visit www.rainhandler.comor call 800-942-3004.