By Terry Kovarik
Hot, humid weather and recent rains have caused a late-season mosquito population boom in Door and Kewaunee Counties. The Door County Public Health Department says people should be cautious about West Nile Virus, which was detected in a bird tested earlier this summer. Health Officer Sue Powers says West Nile Virus has flu-like symptoms, nausea, headaches, fatigue or muscle aches. While most people have little to worry about, Powers says take precautions.
Natural insect repellents include oil of lemon and eucalyptus oil for your skin and permethrin spray for clothing or camping gear.