Trapped mosquitos in the Ridgecrest area of Greenville tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Trucks will be spraying Wednesday, September 2, Thursday, September 3, and Friday, September 4, at 7:00 pm, weather permitting. The spraying will take about 3-4 hours, and 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 and lasts 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