The first official case of West Nile Virus of 2018 has been detected in Maryland.
Maryland officials found West Nile in mosquitoes tested in the Riverdale Park area of Prince George's County.
While the sample that tested positive was taken on July 11, mosquito problems across the Washington, D.C. region have exploded due to recent rains. The record rains has led to high water levels, standing water, drainage problems... and lots of mosquitoes.
The West Nile Virus can be fatal, but usually is not. Symptoms include fever, headaches, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph glands. It can take up to 14 days after a mosquito bite for West Nile symptoms to appear.
Mosquito reduction programs by a professional pest control company such as My Pest Pros can help protect your family and home.
Tips to Minimize Mosquito Bites and West Nile Virus: