Trapped mosquitos in the Ridgecrest area tested positive for West Nile Virus. Trucks will be spraying Wednesday, September 9, Thursday, September 10, and Friday, September 11, at 7:00 pm, weather permitting. The spraying will take about 3-4 hours. They recommend that citizens stay indoors during this time.
To avoid mosquito bites, apply insect repellent on exposed skin and clothing when you go outdoors. Use an EPA registered insect repellent such as those containing DEET. Permethrin sprayed on clothing protects several washes. Products with a higher percentage of DEET as an active ingredient generally give more extended protection.
For more preventive measures, visit http://www.ci.greenville.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=720.
Don’t spray repellent on the skin under clothing. Don’t use permethrin on skin. For details on when and how to apply repellent, visit www.cdc.gov/westnile.