Plano traps yield mosquitos testing positive for West Nile

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No human or horse cases have been reported with West Nile-associated illnesses acquired in CT this season.

Nonetheless, Stanuszek says for people to be proactive in controlling mosquitoes - including reporting any dead birds to your local health department.

Helicopters will spray in the areas where officials said the bugs are most prominent including east Orange County near Lake Nona.

"We got 120 mosquitoes overnight", he said, referring to the survey.

Positive tests for West Nile virus in mosquitoes in Missouri is "not uncommon" during the summer, said Dylan Steigerwald, Health Department epidemiologist. That isn't unusual for this time of year.

The fogging will be within an area bound by Washington Ave., Hwy 41 South, Covert Ave, and South Garvin St.

"That means that they could potentially carry that disease, and if they bite someone they could possibly infected", Meador said.

Residents in that area are asked to stay inside during spraying and keep pets inside or in the backyard. DEET-free products (such as those containing icardin, p-menthane-3, 8-diol /lemon-eucalyptus oil, or soybean oil) are also available, but may not provide as long-lasting protection.

"Although the products pose very low to no risk, some people may prefer to avoid exposure". Mosquitoes are grouped for testing according to species, collection site, and date.

Vector Disease Control International, a private company contracted by the city, has confirmed the city's seventh and eighth positive West Nile Virus mosquito traps for 2017, according to a city news release. Vaccines will not protect horses that have already been infected when they receive the injections.

While you may feel mosquitoes biting when you're outside studies confirm the Fremont County mosquito population has declined.

Eliminating sources of standing water on your own property is much more effective for mosquito prevention.

Empty and replace water in birdbaths at least once a week.

Rake out puddles and drain ditches, culverts, gutters, pool and boat covers.

Turn wading pools and wheelbarrows upside down when not in use.

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