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2022-06-15 13:19:36 By : Ms. yoyo yan

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- There is a certain unwanted guest whose lifespan is a mere two to four weeks and who can easily go unnoticed as they are typically only 0.15– 0.4 inches in length. 

That said, when this tiny intruder crashes an outside event or sneaks into your home or vehicle, a fight typically ensues. 

Most people in south Louisiana have gotten into a battle with a mosquito at some point because as small as the insects are, they can deliver a stinging bite.  

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sometimes their sting is dangerous.

The CDC says mosquitoes can spread germs through bites. It adds that a person who is bitten and becomes sick likely has a mosquito-borne disease such as West Nile virus, dengue, or malaria.

Unfortunately, Baton Rouge’s hot and rainy summertime weather is the sort of environment in which mosquitos thrive.

So, what can locals do to avoid being bitten? 

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) offers helpful suggestions, which are found below: 

How to Protect Your Home

Click here for additional information from the CDC on what to do when bitten by a mosquito. 

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