At the upcoming June 28 Ladies Night Out program, the topic will be summer safety. With summer just around the corner, everyone should be aware that disease-carrying pests are on the rise.
Spring rains and warmer weather provide the perfect setting for mosquitoes and ticks. These pests are not only a nuisance but they can make people seriously ill. They can carry diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, La Crosse encephalitis, and West Nile virus.
In 2009, North Carolina reported more than 450 cases of tick-borne diseases to the Centers for Disease Control.