The Louisiana Department of Health is putting out an urgent message to Louisianians to protect ourselves against West Nile Virus. Currently, Louisiana has the highest reported amount of West Nile cases in the country.
The mosquito has been called the Louisiana state bird. I would call it a love/hate relationship, but it's all hate. Orkin has released their list of "Top 50 Mosquito Cities" and Lafayette has claimed a spot on the list.
State health officials say the risk of contracting West Nile virus is expected to rise as water from recent flooding across south Louisiana recedes. The year started off relatively slowly in terms of the number of cases. However, that's where the good news stops.
Mosquitoes are a plague on the Earth. People in Louisiana joke they grow big enough here to carry small children away. One thing we DO know, they carry disease. Mosquitoes brought the West Nile virus to the Bayou State, and are known to carry other illnesses like Malaria. It's no wonder we go to great lengths to keep them away. Posci.com reports, Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume repels mosquitoes.