What type of viruses do mosquitoes cause in animals?
Animals are also targets for mosquito borne diseases. Dogs can be threatened by heartworm through the bite of a mosquito, which is a serious threat to a pets life. Your dog should be checked for this condition and put on preventative medication. Horses should be vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Horses are also susceptible to West Nile Virus (WNV). A vaccine for the virus has recently been approved. Further information can be obtained through local veterinarians. West Nile Virus (WNV) has also been found in the wild bird population. What control efforts are used in Somerset County? Source reduction or the elimination of habitats is the most effective method of preventing mosquito populations. This practice ranges from removing tires and other artificial containers from the landscape, to using water management practices to remove mosquito habitats. In cases where this is not feasible, controlling mosquitoes in their aquatic habitat is the preferred approach. The mosq