Aug 4, 2014 at 10:54 am
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will groundspray for mosquitoes again tonight. Health officials say mosquito pools
in Grand Forks traps have tested positive for West Nile Virus. There have been no confirmed human cases of WNV
in North Dakota.
The mosquito most common for transmitting West Nile virus is the Culex tarsalis. This mosquito is most active just before sundown and throughout the night into the early morning hours.
To help reduce your risk of getting West Nile virus, the Health Department recommends the following protective measures:
• Use insect repellent that contains DEET.
• Limit outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
• Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts when possible.
• Eliminate standing water around homes (e.g., buckets, flowerpots, old tires, wading pools and birdbaths).