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Shielding Against Spring Pests: Strategies for Tick and Mosquito Defense in Michigan

Sydney Schefka

Tue, 11 Jun 2024 13:09:36 EDT

 


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With Michigan experiencing a warm and wet spring this year, residents need to be aware of the increased presence of nuisance insect species. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is advising people to take precautions against ticks and mosquitoes to avoid potential health issues.

These tiny pests can carry serious diseases such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile virus. Recently, mosquitoes collected in Saginaw County tested positive for Jamestown Canyon virus, highlighting the ongoing risk.

It's essential to recognize the signs of tick-borne diseases, which can include fever, rash, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches. Early detection and treatment are crucial in preventing complications.

To shield yourself and your loved ones from these pesky insects, it's advisable to steer clear of wooded or grassy areas where ticks thrive. Utilizing insect repellents endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and donning light-colored, long clothing to shield exposed skin are additional precautions worth considering.

Regular tick checks are also essential for you, your children, and your pets, particularly after spending time outdoors. Furthermore, eliminating any stagnant water sources around your property is crucial, as they can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

By staying informedand taking preventive measures, you can enjoy the outdoors safely during these warmer months.



   


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