INLAND NORTHWEST – Mosquitoes are the deadliest insect in the world because they can carry diseases and transmit them to humans.
Experts said residents in the Inland Northwest could be in for a doozy of mosquito season this year.
The wet weather this winter and spring made a perfect breeding ground for the insects, which can be a big concern because of the diseases they can carry.
Across the globe, the World Health Organization reports around 725 million people die each year from mosquito-borne illnesses.
Here in the Inland Northwest, West Nile Virus is the most common problem regarding mosquitoes and diseases. The Panhandle Health District has already issued a warning for West Nile.
Experts said there were several cases reported in horses last year, which resulted in four horse deaths.
The virus can also be spread to people, but it mostly affects those who are very young, very old or people dealing with other health problems.
Source : http://www.krem.com/article/life/bug-week-everything-to-know-about-the-upcoming-mosquito-season/442192939194