When the weather warms up, everyone wants to be in the great outdoors.

Unfortunately, it also attracts unwanted guests: mosquitoes. Summer is the season of these annoying little bloodsuckers, and they bring a host of issues. Nobody enjoys their bites, which cause itchiness and skin irritation, but that’s often the least of your worries. Mosquitoes can spread serious illnesses like West Nile, malaria, and the Zika virus through their bites–and you can find them right in your own backyard.

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