Pure Michigan summer weather may come with a lot of time spent outdoors at the beach during the day and around the campfire at night. Regardless of where your family spends its time in the fresh air, it is important to take precautions against mosquito and tick bites to keep your family safe and healthy.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges all residents, especially those with children and those that are active outdoors, to protect themselves. Mosquitoes in Michigan can carry illnesses such as West Nile virus and ticks can carry Lyme disease. Mosquito and tick-borne diseases can cause mild symptoms or severe infections.
Here are a few reminders to fight the bite when it comes to mosquitoes and ticks: