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Rain Brings More Mosquitoes To The Upstate

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The heavy rains have stopped but they left behind standing water, which can attract mosquitoes.

Mosquitos can carry West Nile Virus.

Last year the Upstate saw 16 cases of West Nile. 

So far, there have been no confirmed cases in South Carolina, but there has been one person diagnosed in Georgia.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control recommends you protect yourself from mosquitos.

Make sure you are wearing bug spray with DEET. It can be used on children as young as two months, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Wear clothes that cover as much skin as possible.

Dusk and dawn are the worst time for mosquitos.

Make sure there is no standing water around your home. Empty your gutters and dump water off of your outdoor furniture.

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