How to keep track of mosquito-borne illnesses this summer
HOUSTON – If you're stuck indoors this season over fear of contracting a mosquito-borne illness, the Harris County Public Health Department has you covered like bug spray.
Its website offers residents a way to report a mosquito problem, but not a way to have them eliminated. You'll have to call a professional for that.
Meantime, an interactive map on its site shows a breakdown of zip codes and reported problems in that area. For example, a yellow highlight over an area indicates reports of the West Nile virus.
Below, it offers a look at proposed treatments for those areas.
Meantime, if you're headed out, be sure to wear bug spray with DEET.
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