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Michigan Mosquito expert says no threat of West Nile from this first wave of blood-suckers.

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Mosquito, close up and personal.
Mosquito, close up and personal.

EAST LANSING (WKZO) -- he State’s foremost expert on Mosquitoes says they may be annoying and aggressive this spring, but at least they aren’t dangerous to humans.

M.S.U. Biology Professor Ned Walker says the worst this species of Flood Plain Mosquito can do to you is steal a little blood and leave a little welt.

The species that carries West Nile doesn’t appear until late summer.

He says your dog is a different issue. This mosquito may carry a parasite that can lead to heartworm in dogs.

He says Deet is the best way to fend them off. Find a repellant with Deet and don’t be afraid to use it.

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