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Now that Summer has officially started, it's time for summertime inconveniences like mosquitoes and poison ivy grow fast and become active. KSMU's Alvin Chen reports.
Janet Hicks is a Public Health Investigator with the Springfield Greene County Health Department. She gives advice on how to avoid these summer pests.
Hicks says besides insects, residents should also pay attention to harmful plants.
Poison ivy is a woody vine with three leaflets, which often grows in shady areas. When touched, it produces a skin irritant that causes an itching rash.
She also recommends that people try to stay indoors when mosquitoes are most active, such as dawn and dusk.
For KSMU News, I'm Alvin Chen.