Summer Pest Health ThreatsMissy Henriksen
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Summer is a great time to be outside but also when consumers are
at highest risk of bug bites, insect stings, and
spread diseases such as West Nile virus and Eastern equine
encephalitis while tick bites can transfer Lyme disease and Rocky
Mountain spotted fever. Different people have different reactions
to these illnesses, which could last anywhere from a few days to
years in the body.
Although the summer months are hot, wearing long sleeves and
pants when outdoors reduces the amount of skin these pests can
access to bite. Using insect repellent with at
least 20 percent DEET is also a good way to prevent bites.