West Nile Virus Explodes Across U.S.

2009 has been a major year for pests. Mosquitoes have spread the West Nile Virus through over 35 states in America already, with new cases springing up in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Wyoming within the past month.

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With the majority of U.S. states having cases of West Nile Viruses, chances are you live in one of these areas. Since West Nile Virus is spread through mosquitoes, the best thing you can do is avoid mosquito bites. To help you do just that, try these easy tips from the CDC:

  • Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours.
  • Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
  • Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. Keep children’s wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren’t being used.
  • All of those tips can help fend away mosquitoes, but if you want a surefire way to get rid of the threat is by using Mosquito Squad. The eco-friendly spray will protect you and your family from mosquitoes, and more importantly, West Nile Virus.

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