US State officials reported mosquito samples testing positive for the West Nile Virus in the following locations:
Bensalem Twp, Bucks County;
Camp Hill Boro, Cumberland County (2 samples);
Concord Twp, Delaware County (2 samples);
Middletown Twp, Delaware County;
Thornbury Twp, Delaware County;
Horsham Twp, Montgomery County;
Upper Dublin Twp, Montgomery County.
To eliminate mosquitoes at home: dump it, drain it, treat it
Following are tips to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites:
? Identify and eliminate standing water that collects on your property. Mosquitoes will breed in any puddle that lasts for more than four days.
? Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water holding containers, including those that have become overgrown by aquatic vegetation.
? Empty water that may accumulate in discarded tires.
? Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are left outside.
? Have clogged roof gutters cleaned annually, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees tend to block the drains.
? Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
? Turn over wheelbarrows and do not allow water to stagnate in birdbaths.
? Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.
? Keep swimming pools clean and chlorinated, and prevent water from collecting on swimming pool covers.