EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Residents of Evansville have to wonder why Noah did not swat mosquitoes while on the ark. These pests are predicted to have a very high population during the summer in Evansville according to a forecasting tool developed by OFF! and Google called OFF!Cast!

The tool forecasts local mosquito populations up to seven days in advance. The bug spray manufacturer did a survey on how Americans use bug spray. The results of the survey found two-thirds of Americans aren’t using bug spray correctly.

Recommended ways to protect one’s self from mosquitoes according to a study by OFF! are:

  • Start protection before mosquitoes start biting by putting on bug spray after sunscreen.
  • Stay protected while being active by applying repellent before outdoor activities and re-applying as needed. Mosquitoes are attracted to body heat, sweat and carbon dioxide.
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing to cover up skin to reduce bites. Mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors.