Northwestern Ontario has gotten warmer and wetter, and that means mosquitoes. West Nile virus is the biggest concern when it comes to mosquitoes.
Thomas Nabb, from the Northwestern Health Unit, talks about the risks the blood sucking insects might pose.
"We do tests for West Nile virus in the summer months, but the risk is very very low. Mostly because our temperatures don't get high enough. The mosquitoes need a certain amount of warm days in order to adequately get enough of them to make it an issue. We do continually test for them every year, for West Nile virus. If there ever are any issues we'll make everyone aware," he said.
Nabb said the best way to avoid bites from mosquitoes is wearing long sleeves and pants, as well as bug spray containing DEET.