More mosquito samples test positive for West Nile in Hutto

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HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) — Mosquito samples have tested positive in Hutto for West Nile Virus. The Williamson County and Cities Health District say they will begin spraying Friday through Sunday in Hutto.

The mosquito samples were taken on Nov. 1 and the positive test was indicated in a lab result in Austin on Monday. Mosquito samples have recently tested positive for West Nile in Hutto and elsewhere in Williamson County.

The health district included maps showing where the spraying will take place starting at 9 p.m. in the impacted areas. Although the mosquito control product poses no significant health risk, people and pets may want to stay indoors during spraying, if possible.

The city is asking you to take steps to eliminate places where mosquitoes can breed and reduce the chance of mosquito bites.

Start by following the three Ds: Drain, Defend and Dress.

  • Drain standing water in flower pots, pet dishes or clogged gutters. Mosquitoes breed in standing and stagnant water.
  • Defend by using an EPA-approved insect repellent.
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors. If that’s out of the question for you, remember to cover exposed areas with repellent. Sweat-resistant sprays are available.

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