Can my pets get any diseases from mosquitoes?
The Dog heartworm parasite (Dirofilaria immitis) is endemic throughout our region. The parasite is usually attributed to dogs, but can affect other mammals such as cats, foxes, ferrets and, in extremely rare cases, humans. If you have pets that live or spend much time outside they should be treated with heartworm prevention medicine, carried by veterinarians. Pets should also be given mosquito, tick and flea medicine on a regular basis to reduce the risk of your pet contracting West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis. There is currently a horse vaccine for encephalitis, and owners should contact their local veterinarian for information.

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1. What does the City of Hampton do to control mosquitoes?
2. Are mosquitoes a major concern in Hampton?
3. What can I do to reduce the amount of mosquitoes in my backyard?
4. Can my pets get any diseases from mosquitoes?
5. What are some of the other pest problems here in Hampton?
6. What should I do if I am bitten by something venomous?
7. How can I reduce the chance of a poisonous spider bite?
8. How can I reduce the chance of snakes on my property?
9. How can I remove stinging insect pests from my property?
10. How can I keep ticks out of my yard or property?