The first mosquito sample testing positive for West Nile virus this season has been detected by the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Mosquito Abatement team.
Precinct 3 says spraying will take place tonight and Thursday morning in the area where the sample was obtained.
“Our office is working diligently to minimize the risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said.
Precinct 3 says residents should avoid outdoor activity during the treatment hours.
To learn when spraying will occur in a neighborhood, residents can check the treatment activity map at http://www.precinct3.org/mosquito-abatement/
Residents are advised to take personal protective measures including using insect repellent, wearing long, light loose clothing, and eliminating stand water.
“The one thing that all mosquitoes require to breed is a source of water. Be sure to turn over or remove anything from your yard that can hold water,” Mosquito Abatement Director Justin Fausek said. “If you have areas where you can’t get rid of the water, such as a birdbath or meter box, you can treat it with a larvicide containing BTI instead.”
Residents can set up an appointment to get assistance identifying mosquito breeding sites in their drainage ditches or in the county right of way near their home by calling 281-364-4203.