Our Next Headache

June 11, 2008 at 3:04 am Leave a comment

An important read on West Nile Virus and what’s going to be happening in Queens to combat it.

The West Nile Virus is the worst-case scenario. Short of that but pretty annoying is their presence, already, in people’s homes. Especially after three thickly humid days, punctuated by heavy rainstorms. Queens, in particular, takes these storms hard, left behind with countless slow-to-evaporate puddles that are ideal breeding areas for mosquitoes.

Here’s some late-night reading on the subject, after you’ve been bitten (again) and can’t fall back to sleep:

The main thing you can do to avoid being a mosquito’s feeding ground is to keep all windows and doors shut. Unfortunately, this means for most of the summer. Running the Air Con helps too, though check out this vicious cycle: as global warning continues, mosquito populations increase; those who can afford to, run their ACs to keep them at bay, thus contributing even more to global warming.


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