Well, for most of us, it is that time of year. LOTS of bugs, everywhere. Here in Arizona, we have had some rain, and that means the mosquitos are out in full force, as well as many other little critters. Some of these critters can transmit disease, so what are we to do? WebMD offers many ideas. Mosquitos can transmit things like Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus. Fleas can transmit the Plague. The whole point of this, is that we need to be more aware that these critters can be far more than just a nuisance. Prevention is the best medicine. Mosquitos breed quickly when they have access to water. And it doesn’t take much water. Only a few drops are necessary. Dump anything that collected water after a rain. Keep pool chemicals in check. Fleas are most common with rats, so close up holes that they can climb into around your home. If someone seems ill or has “bites” or rash that cannot be explained, go to the doctor for an evaluation.
For more information, check out these articles:
Mosquito-borne Illnesses Directory
Bedbugs Building Resistance to more Insecticides
Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona
Two More Plague Cases in New Mexico
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