CHICAGO (WLS) -- Here's a quick mosquito tip, as people try to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend outside.
According to Orkin pest control, Chicago is No. 5 when it comes to cities with the most mosquitoes.
The pest can transmit West Nile virus along with other diseases, and can also be a danger to your pets.
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Besides wearing insect repellant, you can also get rid of mosquito-breeding areas.
- Standing water in bird feeders, potted plants and wading pools.
- Avoid dark, humid areas under patio furniture or by overgrown shrubbery
- You can also clear debris in gutters that provide moisture and a spot for mosquitoes to breed.
Visit orkin.com to see the full list of cities.
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