Mosquito Time - Stop Slapping and Get To Fishing With ThermaCell
WEST Nile Virus (WNV)
is one of several mosquito-borne viruses in the United States that can infect people. The virus exists in
nature primarily through a transmission cycle involving certain species of mosquitoes and
Mosquitoes become infected with WNV when they feed on WNV infected
birds. West Nile virus has
emerged in the 1990s in temperate regions of Europe and North America and was introduced into New York City in
1999. The virus has moved westward from New York to California and in 2003 was documented in 46 states.
Most people (about 80 percent) that are infected with WNV by the bite of an infected mosquito will have no symptoms
and will not know they have been infected. Approximately 20 percent of the people that are infected may experience
a range of flu-like symptoms which may include fever, headache, weakness, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, muscle
aches and pains, rash and in some cases diarrhea and sore throat.
Less than 1 percent of
people that are infected with WNV by the bite of an infected mosquito will develop severe illness. Persons over 50
years of age are at highest risk of developing the most severe form of the disease and persons over the age of 70
with other health problems are at greatest risk for death.
As with any disease, the public should respond
appropriately with increased awareness of WNV and focus on personal preventive measures.
How To Protect Yourself From West Nile
Individuals can significantly reduce their chances of acquiring West Nile virus by
taking very basic precautions which include personal protective measures such as wearing insect repellents when in
mosquito habitats and wearing long pants and sleeves that will provide a physical barrier against mosquito
Since immature mosquitoes require stagnant water for
- Inspect your yard and neighborhood for any stagnant water that may collect in
a variety of containers from bottle caps to abandoned swimming pools.
- Eliminate unwanted containers (tires, trash) or
turn containers over as to not collect water (wheelbarrows, kiddie pools) and properly maintain wanted water
sources such as bird baths, ornamental ponds.
Being an angler, I use a ThermaCell Mosquito
Repellent whether I am on the bank or in the boat. I must have
some sweet blood because if there is a mosquito in the area they find me.
Night fishing is not far off and there will be all
kinds of fishermen out, and do not forget those mosquitos are out at daylight and dusk.
The Midsouth has received its share of rain and the Mississippi is out of its bank
creating water puddles everywhere that will breed mosquitos.
This is something not to laugh about. Back yard BBQs which I do a lot in the Spring,
Summer, Fall are prime feeding grounds for the mosquito.
I have two ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Outdoor
LED Lantern on my patio and a large 3 acre bug zapper for the
Don't forget the pets; they can not tell you that they
have been bitten or feeling sick.
I have been with ThermaCell for the past three years and I swear by their product.
Every angler that goes with me when I fish at night always ask where are the Mosquitos?
That they have not been bitten once, and it is great
when you can sit out in the back yard and not have to worry about Mosquitos.
My property backs up to the woods, which make a prime place to get attacked by them
little blood suckers.
You can get ThermaCell from the links and image link here on my web site. Or you can
go to ThermaCell and tell them Basshogfishing.com sent you. I promise you that this is one product you will thank
me for telling you about it.
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