Mosquito spraying scheduled for Monday in parts of Adams County

Faith Castro
August 22, 2017

DHS says there is no specific treatment for West Nile virus.

The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.

The Macon Mosquito Abatement District has announced it will take action against West Nile Virus-infected mosquitoes after increased numbers of infected mosquitoes found in traps placed in Macon County.

The sample was confirmed to be West Nile Virus positive by the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) on Monday, August 21. Older adults and people with compromised immune systems have a higher risk of getting sick from West Nile.

The Fayette County Health Department reports the mosquitoes were collected in the rural Shobonier area on August 15th and tested on August 17th.

Residents are also urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites by wearing loose, long-sleeved shirts and long trousers when outdoors and defend against mosquito bites by wearing mosquito repellent.

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The state documented its first human infections from West Nile in 2002.

The best defense against WNV is bite prevention.

DUSK and DAWN-This is when mosquitoes are most active.

DRAIN STANDING WATER-Standing water is the flawless breeding ground for mosquitoes.

DRESS APPROPRIATELY-Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and socks.

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