Monday, June 03, 2013
"Bad Year" For Ticks & Mosquitoes on Long Island This Year, Thanks to Sandy
Long Islanders enjoying fun in the sun this summer will have one more thing to worry about - according to experts, this year is gearing up to be a bad one for both ticks and mosquitoes, that may carry lethal diseases such as Lyme Disease, and the West Nile Virus, respectively. Both bugs are native to the area, and in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, they've been left with even more ideal conditions to breed and thrive - something locals need to be aware of before heading out into wooded areas, or to the local parks. Although both Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus are treatable, both can have long-term effects, so it's best to be prepared with bug spray, and to check for ticks and bug bites after you've been outdoors.
For the full scoop on the invasion of Mosquitoes & Ticks, and to find out how you can protect yourself, check out the full article on LongIsland.com!