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Third mosquito tests positive for West Nile in NW Bexar County

Mosquitos located in unincorporated area north of Shaenfield Road and 1604

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SAN ANTONIO – A third mosquito has tested positive for the West Nile virus in northwest Bexar County, according to a news release from the Bexar County Public Works Department.

All three mosquitoes were found within the last 30 days in an unincorporated area just north of Shaenfield Road outside of Loop 1604.  

Bexar County crews are treating the area with fogging and the use of larvicide in all standing water, the release said.

Residents in the area and surrounding neighborhoods are strongly advised to protect themselves against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. 

Some tips to avoid mosquito breeding include: 

Drain out any standing water in yards.  Mosquitos can breed in as little water as a cap-ful.

Check flower pots and their trays, pet water dishes, toys, bird feeders.

If there are any pools, reflecting ponds, water play stations or similar water areas, please make sure the water has been chlorinated or treated.

Change out the water or purchase larvicide tablets to treat any standing water.  

Use mosquito repellent when spending time outdoors and to take basic precautions to help limit their exposure.

Click here for more information on mosquito activity.


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