CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - This wet and warm weather has left lots of pools of standing water, the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are more than just pests. They can carry diseases like West Nile virus or triple-E, which can you make very sick.
The State Department of Public Health recommends using EPA approved repellents and wearing long sleeves and pants to cover your skin.
Also, remove pools of standing water where mosquitoes can breed.
Find out other ways you can protect yourself from mosquito borne illness by clicking here .