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Would you stick your arm in a cage filled with 150 hungry Southern House mosquitoes, which are the very that carry the West Nile virus? Thankfully you don't have to, because researchers did just that to help the CBS 11 I-Team. Summer is heating up and that means North Texans are headed into mosquito season.
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Visiting this week's meeting of the Bonifay Kiwanis Club was Director of the Holmes County Health Department Rick Davis to speak with members about mosquitoes, mosquito-borne illnesses and the role that the Holmes County Health Department plays in education.
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MOSQUITOS/TICKS: HOW TO PREVENT AND TREAT 1. Why use mosquito spray? a. Mosquitos carry viruses such as the West Nile Virus.
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More concerning is that some states are already reporting specimens that are testing positive for West Nile virus .
As summer approaches, the city of Naperville's mosquito abatement program is well underway.
The recently released West Nile case count from 2012 has many people wondering if we'll have incidences of the disease this year, as well.
"A ditch that's probably 200 feet long, 3 feet wide, it can have hundreds of thousands of mosquito larvae," said Michael Morrison, president of Swamp Inc.
With the recent rain and the summer heat, the season for mosquitoes is here as well.
The Mosquito Abatement Task Force has agreed on several priorities in its effort to both combat the West Nile virus that claimed five lives last year, and also streamline and coordinate anti-mosquito efforts at the county level.
The Will County Health Department is asking residents to help minimize the public's risk of West Nile Virus by reporting dead bird sightings.
Bug off It might not be West Nile season yet, but here are precautions you can take just in case: Use insect repellents when you go outdoors -- specifically repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 and para-menthan-diol. These repellents provide longer-lasting protection than some other products.
Mosquitoes hatched by last month's flooding in the Northwest and West suburbs should be reaching adulthood and beginning to bite this weekend.
Wet weather followed by very warm temperatures creates an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, according to the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District.
As temperatures begin to climb and there are more and more signs of summer, Dallas County officials are reminding residents that the West Nile Virus is active and precautions need to be taken.