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Old 06-19-2012, 08:27 PM
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And more detailed distribution in California: http://www.westnile.ca.gov/


CDPH recommends that individuals prevent exposure to mosquito bites and West Nile virus by practicing the "Three Ds":

DEET - Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 according to label instructions. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you. DEET can be used safely on infants and children 2 months of age and older.

DAWN AND DUSK - Mosquitoes bite in the early morning and evening so it is important to wear proper clothing and repellent if outside during these times. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep mosquitoes out. Repair or replace screens with tears or holes.

DRAIN - Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old car tires, rain gutters and pet bowls. If you know of a swimming pool that is not being properly maintained, please contact your local mosquito and vector control agency.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:33 PM
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Use repellant and stay hydrated. A mosquito has a range of 1.5 miles. As someone who had his irrigation career wrecked by west nile I can assure you it is worth every precaution. In most cases it will barely affect somebody but it can be deadly as well. No harm in getting checked to see if you already have the antibodies for west nile in your system then you don't have to worry about it.
So does testing positive mean that you've already had it and that your body can resist any future infection?
And do they reject you for donating blood if you've had it?
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:37 PM
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So does testing positive mean that you've already had it and that your body can resist any future infection?
And do they reject you for donating blood if you've had it?
Yes to the first.

not likely to the second but don't know for sure. If its not listed on the who should not donate pamphlet then I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:39 PM
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Impatiens and St Augustine are the two plant combinations I can guarantee you will deal with mosquitos.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:44 PM
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Not to get off topic...... but does anyone have experience with the mosquito mist systems?

Something similar to this? http://www.automist.com/
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:55 PM
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And more detailed distribution in California: http://www.westnile.ca.gov/
Just great. For some reason mosquito's find me appetizing.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:04 PM
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Just great. For some reason mosquito's find me appetizing.
great, looks like they have to examine your brain to be accurate whether you have it or not.

if anyone's taking my brain out and playing with it, it's me
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:35 PM
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Well, if I start posting nonsense, like some of the stuff that comes out of boots mouth (and others), you will know what happened.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:00 AM
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Just great. For some reason mosquito's find me appetizing.
They're attracted to CO2 right? So just stop exhaling.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:24 AM
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They're attracted to CO2 right? So just stop exhaling.
Dan (and others) would like that.

There is something especially juicy about me. Not too long ago I was outside at dusk with a friend, the blood suckers weren't bothering him at all, but they were swarming around me .... little blood sucking f'kers.
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