West Nile Spreading Through Mosquito Population

West Nile Spreading Through Mosquito Population

Every year we seem to collect more and more mosquitoes throughout the United States with the West Nile virus. Just over the past week, mosquitoes collected in a number of cities, including St. Louis, have been testing positive for the West Nile Virus. This presents an increasing problem of mosquitoes causing major health risks and death throughout the world.

Luckily no reports of humans with the virus have been confirmed in any of those cities yet, which is why officials have been stressing a three tier plan of reduce, repel and report. They suggest that people use repellent sprays and other similar products, as well as protective clothing that exposes skin the least to prevent mosquitoes from biting during dusk and dawn when they are most active.

They also ask people to eliminate any mosquitoes they come across as they are a major health risk and are more likely to cause harm to humans than help, unlike spiders.

Officials also ask that if you are bitten by any mosquitoes that you do report it, and if you can get checked out to make sure a virus hasn’t been spread to you. Otherwise it could be a danger to you later on.

While there are plans for trying to handle more mosquitoes none of them are ready for a phase of actual initiation, which means we just need to kill and repel them for now until we truly find a new solution to handle these dangerous pests.

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