What types of mosquitoes carry the virus?
A. To date, 36 species of mosquito have been documented as carrying the virus. Several of these species are common in Lake County. Q. Is spraying the answer? A. No, in several cities where mosquito-borne diseases erupt repeatedly, widespread aerial spraying of pesticides that target adult mosquitoes (known as adulticides) rarely, if ever occurs. Through effective monitoring, these cities can identify infected areas a month before any human comes down with the virus. These infected areas can then be individually treated, thereby saving lives and money. Widespread spraying may also kill many beneficial insects as well as other wildlife species. Back to list To Reduce Your Chances Of Being Affected • Stay indoors at dawn, dusk, and in the early evening. • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants whenever you are outdoors. • Spray clothing with repellents containing permethrin or DEET since mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing. • Apply insect repellent sparingly to exposed skin. An eff