Your Florida Backyard NSiS Home Page Your Florida Backyard Coping with Mosquitos
Mosquitoes are usually just an annoyance, buzzing around and leaving itchy welts. Sometimes they're so thick, it's intolerable to be outside. Some people are more sensitive to their bites and sometimes mosquitoes spread diseases. The Florida Medical Entomology Lab provides data on encephalitis and West Nile virus, including the current risk zones. They've also produced fact sheets on mosquito-borne diseases:
To avoid mosquito bites: To help reduce the number of mosquitoes make sure there is no stagnant water on your property: When standing water is desired:
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