If you had to evacuate ahead of a storm, experts recommend holding off on heading back into your area right away.
If you live in the eastern United States, you may have noticed an influx of mosquitoes flying around. There have been reports of high mosquito activity throughout much of the East due to heavy summer rainfall.
Amid post-Florence cleanup efforts in parts of North Carolina, some people are having to fend off swarms of large, aggressive mosquitoes up to four times the normal size in the wake of record flooding left behind.
Flooding can be one of the most difficult natural disasters to recover from because the risks don’t dissipate when conditions dry up and cleanup begins.
While cases of West Niles viruses are being reported, many do not know the range of severity that they may be at risk of if they do get infected from a mosquito bite.
For some people, mosquito bites can escalate from a mere annoyance to a severe allergic reaction.
For those that prefer to steer clear of bug repellent sprays, other options exist that also claim to repel mosquitoes and other flying pests.
Experts say everyone will have to deal with those itchy welts at some point in time.