A small mosquito is, at base, a harmless insect. The situation can change quickly if it is carrying the West Nile virus (WNV). WNV is from Uganda (Africa) and is found mainly in Quebec, in areas of the southwest of the province. The virus is transmitted by a single bite of an infected mosquito. However, it is not only the human being who is the target; various cases have also been reported in animals, including birds and horses.

Prevention Methods

To not contract WNV, avoid getting bitten. To this end, several methods of prevention may be applied. Firstly, wear long clothing and light-colored, especially at sunrise and sunset as these are the periods when mosquitoes are most active. It is also recommended to install effective screens on windows and on doors of the house to avoid the presence of mosquitoes inside. Then, to put the odds on his side, it is to use a mosquito hunt.

A gutter that prevents WNV

Gutter Clean

Mosquitoes, like a lot of insects, look for damp places to lay their eggs. A gutter, for example, is a preferred location of mosquitoes. However, it is very simple to reduce their presence and, by extension, their eggs, having a gutter in good condition. Using an eavestrough protection, such as the system « Gutter Clean » also allows the gutter to keep its shape and avoid the accumulation of stagnant water by eliminating any possibility of obstruction. And yes, your gutter may, indeed, have an impact on your comfort and health!

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