By Julia Little |
June 16, 2015
Mosquitos love to buzz around in the warm climates and disrupt relaxing evenings outside. They also can be dangerous, especially for seniors. Many of the pests carry a disease called West Nile Virus, which can make seniors severely ill, the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency stated.The virus comes from infected birds, which often migrate seasonally. Mosquitoes bite the birds and subsequently become infected, and they can then transfer the illness to humans. Retirement communities in areas with humid, hot weather are vulnerable to dealing with mosquitoes. Consider these tips to help you enjoy senior living and avoid pesky mosquitoes.