Trap tests positive for West Nile virus


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The Delaware General Health District is informing residents in Genoa Township that mosquito fogging will occur Thursday, Aug. 30, as a result of a collection trap testing positive for West Nile virus.

Weather permitting, the heath district’s Residential Services Unit will fog in the following areas:

• Genoa Township: South of Lewis Center Road, west of Hoover Reservoir, south of Hawksbeard Drive, west of Ketterington Lane.

Exact fogging zones are located on the mosquito page at DelawareHealth.org. Updated fogging plans will be announced on DelawareHealth.org and on the health district’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Any resident who does not want their property sprayed is asked to call the health district at 740-368-1700 and request to be placed on the no-fog list.

All residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The most effective prevention is to dump standing water where mosquitoes breed. Make sure your property is free of stagnant water in flower pots, bird baths, tarps, gutters and other places where it can collect. Avoid going outdoors in the morning and the evening when mosquitoes are most active. If you do go out, wear light-colored, long-sleeved clothing and apply mosquito repellent that contains DEET or Picaridin.

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Submitted by the Delaware General Health District.

Submitted by the Delaware General Health District.