Michigan mosquito surge leads to run on repellent

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)—The wet Michigan summer is leading to a bumper crop of mosquitoes, driving up demand for bug repellent.

Some area stores are struggling to keep their shelves stocked as customers buy bug spray by the cart-full.

Fortunately, there are alternatives to rid your property of mosquitoes.

“Get rid of the water around the area. Any puddles, any large areas of water need to be taken care if because that’s basically what attracts them, along with the body scent of humans,” explained Brian Hackett, assistant manager of Ace Hardware in the Frandor Shopping Center.

Bug bites aren’t just itchy; they can also be a health risk. So far this year, Michigan has confirmed at least two cases of West Nile virus.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s