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Mosquito season has arrived in time for the holiday weekend

Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Memorial Day weekend is a good time to remove any standing water from your back yard, because mosquito breeding season has arrived with the warmer weather.

"Preventive measures can avoid allergic reactions to bites that are not uncommon. Wearing long pants and long sleeves in the early morning late evening sharply reduces your risk of a bite, along with approved mosquito repellants, when applied properly.

"According to the Ohio Department of Health, mosquitoes are major disease vectors, even though only a few of the 59 species found in Ohio are capable of transmitting disease..."

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