City, county partner to reduce risk of West Nile Virus

City employees have been collecting mosquitoes in traps at several area locations since mid-June in partnership with the Williamson County and Cities Health District to test for the West Nile Virus.

According to a news release, no mosquitoes have tested positive; testing is expected to continue throughout the summer. Larvicide disks have also been placed in drainage ponds and other areas with standing water.

The district recommends residents follow four rules to prevent mosquito bites:

  • Stay indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants outdoors.
  • Drain standing water so mosquitoes do not have a place to breed.
  • Use bug repellents that contain DEET.

For more information, visit www.wcchd.org.