This week a mosquito in North Carolina tested positive for West Nile virus. Here are tips on the most proficient method to play it safe to prevent further spreading.
It just takes one bite to become infected with one of these sicknesses so it is critical to ensure family and property.
9 On Your Side spoke to a pest control organization, Mosquito Joe, for tips to fight these bugs.
The proprietor, Glenn Wiley, expressed: “eliminate all of the water sources.. they need to try to eliminate water because mosquitoes need water to breed.”
The most common things forgot about to gather water is obstructed gutters and children’s toys.
Wiley included “they are attracted to your body with the more you sweat.. if you are consuming alcohol all that similar things attract the chemicals from the body. The more you are drinking the more Carbon Dioxide you’re giving off and that is how they find you.”
Different approaches to forestall mosquito bites is to not wear dark colors, wear long sleeves and pants, apply bug repellent, and limit outdoor activity during dawn and dusk.
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