Frequently Asked Questions about No-See-Um Dangers
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about No-See-Um Dangers
Q: Do No-See-Ums carry West Nile Virus?
A: No, they do not carry West Nile Virus. Currently only mosquitoes are known to carry the disease.
Q: What diseases do No-See-Ums carry?
A: In some countries, particularly in tropical regions, these insects can be transmitters of parasites and diseases such as filarial worms in humans and bluetongue virus in livestock.
Bluetongue results in more than $120 million dollars in financial loss in the livestock industry each year.
No-See-Ums can also transmit Hemorrhagic Disease to white-tailed deer.
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