It's that time of year again. Get ready Oklahoma for the annual mosquito invasion! It's a real problem and one that could affect you and your pets. Health experts and veterinarians across the state are warning Oklahomans about the dangers of mosquitoes. Your health and the health of your pets are at risk.

Mosquitoes can carry all kinds of diseases and can really make you sick if you're bitten. Probably the most known diseases are Malaria and West Nile Virus, but mosquitoes can carry all kinds of other diseases as well. Not only are they dangerous to humans but to all of our four-legged friends as well.

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Flood mosquitoes are one of the leading causes of heartworms in both dogs and cats. They infect pets by biting them and it can cause serious health issues, even death to your pet if not treated in time.

Vets are urging owners to make sure their pets are taking regular heartworm pills or some other form of preventive treatment to help reduce and hopefully eliminate the risk of getting heartworms. This in combination with a flea and tick collar and treated yard will go a long way in protecting your pets.

When it comes to protecting yourself make sure you're using repellent preferably one with Deet or something comparable. If possible wear long sleeves while outdoors. I know in Oklahoma during the Summer that's near impossible. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk so try to avoid being outdoors during this time.

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Mosquitoes love standing and still water so make sure you empty anything outdoors that holds water including birdbaths, open rain barrels, clogged drains and gutters where water can stand, untreated swimming pools, and splash pads, basically anything that can hold water needs to be drained, emptied and dried up. Otherwise, it becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes and you'll never be rid of them.

You can get Mosquito Dunks to place in birdbaths and other locations to keep mosquitoes from breeding. You can find them at Lowe's, Home Depot, Amazon, and just about everywhere else. Not too sure if Walmart sells them but I bet they do. You should be able to find them in the lawn and garden section of most stores.

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Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma

One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to critter@townsquaremedia.com and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.

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Top 10 most terrifying towns & scary cities in Oklahoma

While Oklahoma is well known for its beauty and friendly people there are a few places in the Sooner State you'll want to avoid. These are the most terrifying towns and scary cities in the state. It's not that they're bad places, or plagued with crime and other negative factors. The towns and cities below have one single thing in common. They all have active paranormal and supernatural phenomenons. From ghost stories to urban legends and tragic tales. A lot of these places are well known to those who live in Oklahoma and even all over the nation. If you're looking to get scared or do a little ghost hunting you can start with the list below.