Southern Nevada Health District trying to get ahead of mosquito season

From 3 News Las Vegas
May 14, 2018

A lot of people think it is too hot and dry for mosquitoes in Southern Nevada but we do have our share.

Last year, a local man even died after contracting West Nile Virus, so the goal this year is education and prevention.

“It is nice to be outside, have a little lunch, fly a few drones, having a great day,” says Jerry Gann with Las Vegan.

Gann says it is not something he has ever thought about.

“I think life is too short for me to worry about that stuff, really,” says Gann.

Mosquitos might ruin a perfectly good day at the park. In truth he says, he has never seen a single one.

“We used to have a lot of them in Southern California, but here not anything. I have never been bitten, and I used to get bit a lot in Southern California,” states Gann.

According to the Southern Nevada Health District, there are actually 17 different types of mosquitoes in our area.

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