Mosquito traps test positive for West Nile in Ada County

West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found

West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found

According to a press release from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, the hotter months of July and August create ideal conditions for the Culex mosquito, which is a genus of mosquito known for carrying the virus.

Once again, the Grey Bruce Health Unit is warning residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites because of the potential for West Nile virus.

Pima County has set more traps this year in anticipation of mosquito season.

This is the first year small business owner Bartholomew paid a company to spray for mosquitoes.

Remove anything around your house and yard that collects water; just one cup of water can produce hundreds of mosquitoes.

Remove any water from unused swimming pools, wading pools, boats, planters, trash and recycling bins, tires, and anything else that collects water, and cover them. Mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus are most active at dusk and dawn.

DRESS in long sleeves and trousers and spray repellant on your clothes.

A crow in Houghton was recently found to have been infected by the west Nile virus, but what does that mean for individuals in the area? Mosquitoes grow in standing water.

Brooke Smith of Mountain High Outfitters is having a hard time keeping insect repellent in stock this summer. Horses should be vaccinated, according to county officials.

The virus primarily affects birds but it can affect other animals, particularly horses, and humans. "However, it is important for residents to take the necessary precautions", said Zachary Thompson, DCHHS director.

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