Another Idaho Mosquito Trap Tests Positive for West Nile
It's the news that nobody in the Treasure Valley wanted to hear. Officials in Canyon County say they have a confirmed third case of a mosquito trap testing positive for the West Nile Virus. This latest confirmed case was found near the Roswell Marsh area off Highway 18 on the western side of Canyon County, as reported by KTVB.
With yet another positive test officials are warning anyone doing outdoor activities to be cautious as mosquitoes that could be carrying diseases are definitely on the rise.
If your struggling to get rid of mosquitoes where you live, remember the 7 D's of mosquito prevention that is used around the world:
DRAIN any standing water that may produce mosquitoes.
DAWN and DUSK are times to avoid being outside. This is when mosquitoes are most active.
DRESS appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors.
DEFEND yourself against mosquitoes by using an effective insect repellent, such as DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus. Make sure you follow label directions!
DOOR and window screens should be in good working condition. This will prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
DISTRICT personnel are available to address any mosquito problem you may be experiencing by calling 208-461-8633