West Nile Virus infected Mosquitoes found in Palm Springs

October 16, 2017

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – For the second time in Palm Springs this year, a sample of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile.

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District positive sample contained 16 mosquitoes from a trap located near Mesquite Avenue and Gene Autry Trail.

The District will post disease notification signs in communities located in the area where the mosquitoes were trapped and will increase mosquito surveillance.

Technicians will also carry out larval and adult control in the surrounding area in an effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes and interrupt further virus transmission. 

Residents can reduce mosquitoes by draining standing water, installing or repair screens, and applying insect repellent.

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