West Nile Virus :: Mosquito samples in four counties test positive for West Nile Virus

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.

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