The City of Georgetown announced a mosquito trap collected Nov. 30 tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to a Dec. 3 press release.

The positive test result came back Dec. 2 as part of the city’s partnership with the Williamson County and Cities Health District’s Integrated Vector Management program. The sample was collected near Main St. and Third St. and is Williamson County’s third sample that tested positive in the last week. The last time the mosquito trap at this location tested positive was October 2017.

There have been 12 mosquito sample pools that came back positive for West Nile Virus this year in Williamson County, according to the release. There have been no reported human infections of the virus in the county this year. City park staff will continue mosquito control efforts by treating standing water with larvicide, according to the release. WCCHD will continue monitoring and testing for the virus in addition to providing public outreach and education.

The WCCHD is recommending residents drain standing water around their homes to prevent mosquitoes from breeding, according to the release. Common places standing water resides are flowerpots, pet dishes and clogged gutters. It also recommended individuals use EPA-approved insect repellent and wear long-sleeve shirts and pants.

Individuals can learn more about the virus on the Texas Department of State Health Services West Nile website.