Source: The Daily Reporter

After the death of an elderly northwest Iowa resident was linked to West Nile virus, state and local health officials are urging people to protect themselves from the mosquito bites that can spread the illness. “Fall is actually the time we see the most mosquito-related problems,” Pam Bogue, of the Buena Vista County Public Health Department, said. “The mosquitoes will remain active here until after the first good, hard frost.” Use insect repellent with DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Always read the repellent label and consult with a health care provider if you have questions when using these types of products.