For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Oxarart
775.328.2414 or 775.276.1021
Reno, NV - Health District to increase insecticide fogging in response to first positive West Nile mosquito collection.
The first positive identification of West Nile Virus in mosquitos has been reported in the Lemmon Valley area according to Washoe County Health officials.
The Washoe County Health District will increase insecticide fogging in the vicinity. The Health District will also continue extensive surveillance of mosquito collections through trapping to monitor increased mosquito activity.
Health officials remind people to take steps to prevent being bitten by mosquitos that may possibly carry disease. These steps include:
• Wear pants and long sleeve shirts during early morning and early evening hours when mosquitos are active,
• Use insect repellent both on clothing and on skin,
• Remove standing water around your homes or apartments where mosquitos can breed,
• Make sure door and window screens are in good repair with no tears or holes, and
• Use mosquito fish in troughs and water features.
For more information or to report increased mosquito activity in your area call Washoe County Health District Vector Borne Disease Prevention Program at (775) 785-4599.