Bugs are still biting. West Nile Virus & Encephalitis News
Typically a problem during the summer months only, mosquitoes are still hatching and flying due to the recent rains and high temperatures. That means there's still danger from West Nile virus & Encephalitis. Infected mosquitoes spread West Nile virus that can cause serious, life-altering, and even fatal disease. Keep using insect repellent, wear long sleeves and long pants and dump out standing water in the areas where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
The CDC has evaluated information contained in peer-reviewed scientific literature and data available from EPA has identified several EPA registered products that provide repellent activity sufficient to help people avoid the bites of disease carrying mosquitoes. Products containing these active ingredients typically provide reasonably long-lasting protection:
DEET (chemical name, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide or N,N-diethly-3-methyl-benzamide) is the active ingredient found in many insect repellent products. It is used to repel biting pests such as mosquitoes and ticks, including ticks that may carry Lyme disease. Products containing DEET currently are available to the public in a variety of liquids, lotions, sprays, and impregnated materials (e.g., wrist bands). Formulations registered for direct application to human skin contain from 4 to 100 percent DEET. Recommendation for urban, industrial or commercial users is at least 20% DEET. ( the higher the concentration the longer it lasts)
Biopesticides are certain types of pesticides derived from such natural materials as animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals.
Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus is found naturally in eucalyptus leaves and twigs. It was first registered in 1948 as an insecticide and miticide (kills insects and mites) and today is found in both lotion and spray insect repellents. As with most plant oils, no adverse effects to humans are expected. Products contain a range of 30 to 40 percent of the active ingredient.
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In addition to the real concern of West Nile and Lyme disease "endemic TYPHUS" cases have recently emerged in Orange County. Numerous cases, including one individual inder 18, have been diagnosed with confirmed or probable infections caused by flea-borne typhus. This is transmitted by bites from infected fleas. --Our pets also require flea-prevention medications from biting insects.
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