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The National Pest Management Association recommends extending mosquito prevention into the fall season
Mosquitoes are all the buzz in the summertime, as people are outdoors more and susceptible to bites; however, summer is only the start of mosquito season. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) warns that these biting pests are just as active during the fall and to keep mosquito prevention top of mind, especially in areas where the temperature consistently remains above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
“While summer is peak time for mosquitoes, it’s a common misconception that these pests simply die off once the long days of summer end,” said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “Taking simple measures to protect ourselves from biting mosquitoes is more than worth it given the risk of contracting a mosquito-borne disease such as West Nile virus (WNV).”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases of WNV are reported across the country in both the summer and fall. In fact, according to preliminary data collected by the CDC, there have already been 450 reported cases and 16 deaths associated with WNV with incidences being reported in 37 states thus far in 2017. With that in mind, the NPMA advises that anyone spending time outdoors — even after summer comes to a close — heed these five prevention tips:
If mosquitoes are a problem on your property, contact a licensed pest control professional. If there is concern about a mosquito-borne disease, immediately consult a physician.
For more information about mosquitoes, visit PestWorld.org.
About the National Pest Management Association
The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 6,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. For more information, visit PestWorld.org or Like PestWorld on Facebook.
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