- It is spread by a late-afternoon biter, Aedes triseriatus, a woodland dweller that breeds in water-filled tree holes and old tires.
- The tree-hole mosquito, Aedes triseriatus, is a vector of La Crosse encephalitis, a brain infection with a mortality rate of about 30 percent.
- Ensure all screens are in good condition to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home . " Aedes triseriatus " prefer treeholes to lay eggs in.
- LAC virus is a zoonotic pathogen cycled between the daytime-biting treehole mosquito, " Aedes triseriatus ", and vertebrate amplifier hosts ( chipmunks, tree squirrels ) in deciduous forest habitats.
- Use repellent such as DEET and picaridin, while spending time outside, especially at during the daytime-from dawn until dusk . " Aedes triseriatus " mosquitoes that transmit ( LACV ) are most active during the day.