Dispose of Standing Water in Prince William County

Dispose of Standing Water in Prince William County first appeared on Backyard Bug Patrol

A recent testing  in Prince William County has revealed a result of West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes.  Members of the public are being urged to take precautions and eliminate areas where mosquitoes are likely to breed, such as standing water. Here’s a report with further information.:-

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Prince William
Mosquitoes collected this month by the Prince William Mosquito Control Program have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, marking the first time that the virus has been documented in the county this year, according to a statement by officials with the Virginia Department of Health.

It’s time for local residents to get involved, protect themselves, their families, friends and neighbors and as the article states mosquito control measures around the home are the most effective way to prevent mosquito breeding and to reduce the risk from bites.

A news broadcast has been aired advising of the health alert:-

Areas around the county will be continually monitored, and further reports released, but for now follow the recommendations in the below article, and invest in a good mosquito spray if you’re heading outside.

Prince William County news in brief – Washington Post
Prince William County news in briefWashington PostMosquitoes collected earlier this month in Woodbridge have tested positive for West Nile virus, county health officials said. The Prince William mosquito control program treated the mosquito pools and will continue to monitor the area.

There will surely be further updates on this health alert over the next few days and weeks, so we’ll be sure to keep you posted on the latest. In the meantime, dispose of all that standing water, spray yourself with repellent and share with everyone this important information, so that they can take preventative measures too.

 

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