Health officials are saying that there have been more reports of West Nile virus this year than any other year since 2004. As of July, 241 people have been infected with the virus, 4 of those resulting in death.
The CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said that the West Nile season is off to an early start. Not only that but experts are expecting to see more cases of West Nile than in recent years. Read more on the West Nile season’s early start HERE.
The best way to prevent West Nile is to avoid getting mosquito bites in the first place. By wearing insect repellant, long sleeves and pants, you can decrease your chances of getting bit by mosquitoes. You can also protect your yard by having a professional mosquito control that will combine treatment methods that are effective in reducing adult mosquitoes and mosquito larvae.