As families gear up for Friday night football there's one very important thing you want to make sure you have, bug spray.
We all know evening hours and moist green grass is heaven for mosquitoes, as in, West Nile mosquitoes.
With the number of West Nile cases continuing to grow, parents need to take precautions before heading out to root for their team.
The number one thing to remember is you want to prevent any mosquito bites if possible.
Now we all know, no one is going to be giving up Friday night football, so while you're out, make sure you're prepared.
With the number of West Nile cases growing in Central Texas.
School districts have gone ahead and pre-treated the fields to help lower the number of mosquitoes buzzing around.
But in order to make sure your family is extra protected, it's extremely important for you to use bug spray that contains DEET.
DEET, is the most common ingredient in insect repellents that protects against insects that can transmit disease.
"We always say dusk and dawn are those times when mosquitoes really like to bite. The suns going to be setting and as it gets cooler, mosquitos are going to want to be active," said Waco McLennan Co. Health District spokeswoman Kelly Crain.
"I can't keep the mosquitoes from our direction, it's virtually impossible to do that. So people just need to be careful and make sure they bring their insect spray and use it," said Rogers High School Maintenance Supervisor Larry Hjorth.
Many people who are infected with West Nile might not even show symptoms.
But if you start having fever, body aches, and are tired often, you should contact your doctor.
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