A rise in mosquito population for Kansas

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

TOPEKA, KAN (KSNT) – A high number of mosquitoes has been reported in the state by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

The agency reports that the increase in the mosquito population will likely be statewide. West Nile cases are most common late summer and early fall and there were 34 cases in Kansas last year. KDHE has several suggestions of ways you can protect yourself from mosquitoes.

  • Use insect repellent when you’re outdoors.
  • Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, so wear long sleeves and pants or consider staying inside.
  • Keep good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
  • Get rid of breeding sites by emptying standing water, changing water in pet bowls, drilling holes in tire swings, and emptying kiddie pools when you’re not using them.

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