Mosquito tests positive for West Nile in Logan

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LOGAN, Utah (News4Utah) – 8/4/18 – City officials have confirmed one mosquito has tested positive for West Nile in Logan. 

Logan City Mosquito Abatement was informed by the Utah State Public Health Laboratory that one recent mosquito caught in a trap in the area of 1700 north and 1200 west in Logan tested positive for West Nile Virus in Logan City. .

Logan City Mosquito Abatement said they will continue abatement and surveillance activities which consists of larvicide and adultacide, or the killing or preventing of larva from becoming adult mosquitoes and the killing of adult mosquitoes by fogging.

Fogging occurs only at dusk and night when the mosquitoes are most active.

To protect you and your family, the city further recommends: 

• The Use of 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.

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