Protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer! As well as being a pest, mosquitoes can carry numerous diseases that can make people and animals sick. The disease of most concern in Southern California is the West Nile virus. Spread by mosquito bite, West Nile can cause flu like symptoms including fever, headache, and nausea. Gradation of the virus can lead to stroke-like symptoms, coma, paralysis and even death.
Reduce your chances of getting bit by mosquitoes this summer by eliminating mosquito breeding sites and reducing your exposure to disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Tips for preventing mosquitoes:
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