Texas has its first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year. With recent rains in San Antonio, experts say protection is key.
It's impossible to expect people to stay indoors to avoid mosquitoes on the Fourth of July - especially at dusk when the fireworks shows are hitting the skies.
If you've noticed more of the tiny pests lately, that's because they are out looking for blood so the females can lay their eggs in any standing water. And with all the rain San Antonio felt Sunday evening, experts say get rid of that water! Even a small bottle cap of water can help breed hundreds of mosquitoes.
With all that weekend rain, a new batch of mosquitoes will hatch in less than two weeks (thanks to the heat as well). West Nile Virus can be transmitted through the pests. Symptoms include fever rash and even paralysis.