Diligence can help prevent West Nile virus
West Nile virus has been found in 25 Illinois counties this year. Although no human cases of the virus have been reported, and the virus has not yet been found in DeKalb County, University of Illinois Extension entomologist Phil Nixon says it’s best to be extra diligent to protect yourself.
One easy way to prevent mosquitoes from becoming a nuisance when you’re outside, Nixon said, is to keep a fan blowing on your deck or patio. “Mosquitoes are not very good at flying, so they need air to be still in order to land and bite. Keep the air circulating with a fan blowing over the area where your guests are outside,” he said.
Other preventative measures include:
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