WMTV Madison, WI
June 14th, 2013
It’s pest season, and this year, they’re out in full force.
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“We are going to have adult mosquitoes feeding on us for weeks to come,” said technical training director at Wil-Kil Pest Control, Shane McCoy.
Wisconsin is home to all 58 species of mosquitoes in North America, so your chances of getting bit are already pretty high.
“This year we’re going to have tons of mosquitoes,” said McCoy.
But our rainy spring means even more mosquitoes than usual.
Mowing your lawns and getting rid of standing water in your lawns is key to keeping the bugs out.
Ticks are not as affected by weather, but McCoy said there are at a high level this season as well.
If you’re spending time outside near brushy areas, wear long sleeved shirts and pants and check yourself for ticks when you’re done.
“Mosquitoes are the most deadly animal in the world actually,” said McCoy.
Encountering mosquitoes or ticks comes with the potential for deadly diseases– Lyme and West Nile.
Also make sure to check your pets for ticks.