MOSQUITO SEASON: What to do to avoid the West Nile Virus and protect your home

From the Appeal Democrat
April 29, 2020

April ushers in spring gardens and warmer weather … and it also marks the time when West Nile virus begins appearing.

Managers at mosquito vector control districts are offering suggestions on how residents can keep an eye on their property and help protect themselves.

“With warmer temps forecast for this week and next, it’s a great time for residents to go through their yards looking for any kind of container that may be holding water,” said Stephen Abshier, manager of the Sutter-Yuba Mosquito and Vector Control District. “Even though we haven’t had significant rain in some time, people are turning on their sprinkler systems to water lawns and plants.”

He said irrigation water can fill up the smallest of containers, which provide a good breeding spot for mosquitoes.

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