Mosquitoes More Prevalent This Year
CDC SAYS PROTECT AGAINST MOSQUITO BITES
Mosquitoes are summering all over the US, including in more areas than previously thought.
The Centers for Disease Control has discovered the mosquitoes that carry the ZIKA virus are in 38 additional counties whether they had not been found before.
That’s a 21-percent increase.
They’ve probably been there for a while. It’s just that many areas have strengthened their surveillance of the bug’s activity and whereabouts.
Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so it’s important to empty buckets, flowerpots , bird baths and even old tires.
The C-D-C recommends using a bug spray with deet or picaridin.
And, if you’re using sunscreen, apply that first and then follow up with a repellent.