The extremely wet conditions this spring is making for a good breeding ground for mosquitoes in the area. That is having local health officials warning people to prepare for the outdoors this summer. Not only can mosquitoes be annoying but the spreading of diseases is a major medical concern. Door County Public Health Educator Chelsea Smies says wearing long-sleeve clothing and spaying on repellents can protect you.
West Nile virus is an illness spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. The type of mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus can be found in every county in Wisconsin. You can find more information on how to fight the bite below.