Late Summer Mosquitoes Most Dangerous



Summertime is the time for picnics, swimming, baseball, and mosquitoes. But it's the late summer mosquitoes that are the most dangerous.

According to the Minnesota Mosquito Control District, the Culex mosquito, which transmits West Nile Virus, are more prevalent in the late summer and fall. The mosquito lays it's eggs on water that has been sitting around since the spring and early rains.

The Culex Tarsalis mosquito feeds on birds until late July or early August. After that it starts feeding on mammals. It is at this time that the infected mosquitoes transmit the West Nile Virus to humans.

For more information on some ways to prevent mosquito attacks:

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