2014 West Nile Information:
Most mosquitoes do not transmit disease. Unless you are at high risk, it is not necessary to limit any outdoor activities. Those who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill from West Nile infection are adults over 50. To help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your property, eliminate standing water in your yard, make sure all windows and doors have screens, and that all screens are in good repair. If West Nile virus is found in your area, persons who are at highest risk should avoid mosquito bites:
• Wear socks and shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods of time or when mosquitoes are more active.
• Consider the use of mosquito repellent, according to directions, when it is necessary to be outdoors.
West Nile Virus & Mosquitoes: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)