LOGAN CITY, Utah, Aug. 4, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Logan City has confirmed that a recent mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile Virus.
A Facebook post from Logan City said Mosquito Abatement has been informed by the Utah State Public Health Laboratory that one sample tested positive. The trap where West Nile Virus was confirmed was located in the area of 1700 North and 1200 West.
“Logan City Mosquito Abatement will continue abatement and surveillance activities,” the post said. “Abatement consists of larvicide and adultacide. Lavacide is the killing or preventing of larva from becoming adult mosquitoes. Adulticide is the killing of adult mosquitoes by fogging. Fogging occurs only at dusk and night when the Culex mosquitoes, the ones carrying West Nile Virus, are most active.”
Logan City suggests taking the following steps to minimize the risk of contracting the West Nile Virus.
• Use mosquito repellent with DEET, Permethrin, Picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to package directions.
• Drain standing water in yards. Old tires that collect water inside serve as incubators for mosquito larva. Other examples could include potted plant trays, pet dishes, toys, buckets, etc.
• Wear long sleeves and pants between dusk and dawn.
• Keep roof gutters clear of debris.
• Make sure screen doors and window screens are in good condition so that mosquitoes cannot get indoors.
• Keep weeds and tall grass cut short. Adult mosquitoes look for these shady places to rest during the hot daylight hours.