Tips on how to prevent mosquitoes around your home - Tucson News Now

Tips on how to prevent mosquitoes around your home

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It's a health concern that usually pops up when the monsoon does, mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.

Health officials here in Southern Arizona are trying to prevent the spread of the West Nile Virus.

Though there are no official West Nile cases in Pima County, there are seven cases under investigation for the virus.In 2012 there were 33 reported cases in Pima County. 

One reason cases could be down in 2013 is that most won't happen until August and September.  With the monsoon here health officials want to remind people to check standing water around their homes. These bodies of water can be as large as a pool, to water in flower pots.

The Pima County Health Department offers this advice:

Empty collected water; switch out pet's water; check children's toys that could collect water.

Four out of five people do not show symptoms of West Nile, but have it. 

Health officials are saying one other way to avoid mosquitoes is to not go outside around dusk and dawn, as this is when the mosquito that carries West Nile likes to feed.  If someone has to be outside during that time, wear either mosquito repellant and/or long sleeves.

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