Beat Peak West Nile Virus Season with These 6 Natural Mosquito Repellants

8 Natureal mosquito repellents to ward off West Nile virus
With the West Nile virus now in peak season, and even hitting states in the northern parts of the US, you want to make sure to take precautions to try and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes while you’re out and about. There are a number of precautions you can take to avoid mosquitoes in the first place:

  • Avoid spending long periods of time in common mosquito habitats
  • Remove all still water from around your home where the insect might breed
  • When outside, cover up so minimal skin is showing where the insects can bite you
  • When outdoors, use a repellent

While the CDC recommends using a mosquito repellent with DEET to avoid being bitten and possibly contracting the West Nile virus, there ar

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3 Responses to Beat Peak West Nile Virus Season with These 6 Natural Mosquito Repellants

  1. Carol says:

    I hate using Deet, but it does keep the mosquitoes away from me and they seem to love to eat me alive. I am going to try some of these natural alternatives and hope they work as well. It would be great to go chemical free while no getting bitten.

  2. darleen says:

    Is the West Nile virus deadly?

  3. Jeffrey Strain says:

    It can be, but only in a small minority of cases (about 1%). According to the CDC: “There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms. Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.”

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