Four mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Montgomery County as of June 25

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Montgomery County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Montgomery County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Montgomery County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Following two positive West Nile virus mosquito samples in The Woodlands on June 18, another two positive samples were reported on June 25, according to a news release from Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack.

Precinct 3's Mosquito Abatement team was alerted by the Texas Department of State Health Services of the new positive tests in the region on June 25 in ZIP codes 77380 and 77386. The previous samples were reported in 77380 and 77382.

Mosquitoes are picked up in traps set by the Mosquito Abatement team.

According to county officials, mosquito spraying will take place the night of June 25 in areas where positive samples were obtained, which includes applications on all streets and county rights of way twice in a week. An additional spraying will take place June 29, according to Precinct 3.

A treatment activity map is maintained at www.precinct3.org/mosquito-abatement to alert residents when spraying takes place.


Precinct 3 advises avoiding outdoor activity at times when mosquito spraying is scheduled. Measures, such as wearing insect repellent and wearing long, light and loose-fitting clothing are also recommended to avoid mosquitoes bites, and residents should eliminate standing water on their property, according to the release.

Assistance is available to Precinct 3 residents who require help identifying mosquito breeding sites in drainage ditches or in the county right of way near their home by calling 281-364-4203.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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