According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, since mid-May Kansas has been under a moderate risk advisory for West Nile Virus.
This ongoing risk is just one step down from a high risk. This means there are carrier mosquitoes in our area. Excessive heat combined with our wet spring make the perfect breeding ground.
West Nile is the most common mosquito-vectored illness in the continental United States, and one you want to take precautions from. Let’s look at some tips for preventing the spread of mosquitoes and reducing your chances of being bitten. (more…)