Mosquitoes invade, swarm into Texas after Hurricane Harvey

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor
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HOUSTON - Hurricane Harvey has passed and left volumes of destruction for many residents in southeast Texas to clean up, but that’s not the only thing the storm has left.

Mosquitos and hurricanes seem to go hand and hand-in-hand since storms leave plenty of water behind, which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.

While most of the mosquitos will not spread viruses, but some types could spread Zika, dengue or West Nile, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is not immediate that people will see a large amount of mosquitoes, since they typically don’t survive winds during a hurricane and flooding washes the mosquito larvae away, according to CDC.

How to protect yourself from mosquitoes:

The CDC suggests wearing protective clothing and bug repellents to protect your skin.

For more information on how to avoid mosquito bites, click link here.

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