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    Carol Ann Crouch Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for Scott County

Take steps to protect yourself from mosquitoes

With all the rainfall we’ve had this year, conditions have been ideal for mosquitoes.

Mosquito repellent must contain Deet to be effective. If you choose to use a homemade remedy or a product that doesn’t contain Deet, please be very careful with your children. There are many thoughts on using chemicals on your children, but the Zika virus could be a long term problem.

To help protect our family from mosquitos, we need to eliminate breeding sites. Ludek Zurek, veterinary entomologist for Kansas State University, suggests that eliminating sites around home and office is in each person’s best interest. Culex mosquito species, the species that carries the West Nile virus, rarely fly far from where they’re born.


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