be Well: How to protect yourself from summer bugs
The battle against summer bugs is already here.
Mosquito and tick season is shaping up to be severe this year.
As our summers get warmer, populations of these bugs are booming.
Mosquitoes carry the risk of diseases like West Nile virus and malaria, which is being seen for the first time in the U.S. in 20 years.
Dr. Daniel Griffin, the chief of the Division of Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine at Optum Health, spoke about the risks and why you should protect against the bug.
Amy Brightfield, health and features director at Better Homes & Gardens, shows you the best products to keep those pesky bugs away.