As summer arrives in Michigan, residents are urged to take caution as the state warns of an impending mosquito season.

With an increase in rainfall across the region this year, experts predict a surge in mosquito populations, potentially bringing elevated risks of mosquito-borne illnesses.

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued advisories, emphasizing the importance of preventative measures to curb mosquito breeding grounds.

How To Avoid Mosquitos in Michigan


Standing water, a common breeding site for mosquitoes, poses a significant concern, prompting officials to urge residents to eliminate any stagnant water around their homes.

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This year, the threat of mosquito-borne diseases looms larger than ever. In addition to the long lasting concerns of West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the recent emergence of new viruses adds to the urgency.

The Zika virus, though not yet a significant threat in Michigan, remains a global concern, highlighting the need for vigilance.

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As people spend more time outdoors, enjoying the summer weather, the risk of mosquito bites increases.

Coupled with the ongoing public health crisis, the potential for disease transmission heightens, necessitating a comprehensive approach to mosquito management.

How To Protect Yourself

Residents are encouraged to take proactive measures to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites. This includes wearing insect repellent, covering exposed skin when outdoors, and installing screens on windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from entering homes.

As Michigan braces for a potentially challenging mosquito season, cooperation between residents and public health authorities is important.

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