REGIONAL: Mosquitos test positive for West Nile in Greenville

Trapped mosquitos, in the area of Arnold Park, 3314 Gordon Street, tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Trucks will begin spraying at approximately 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday May 26, Thursday May 27 and Friday May 28, weather permitting. The spraying will take about 3-4 hours. It is recommended that citizens stay indoors during this time.

To avoid mosquito bites, apply insect repellent on exposed skin and clothing when you go outdoors. Use an EPA registered insect repellent such as those containing DEET. Permethrin sprayed on clothing provides protection through several washes. Products with a higher percentage of DEET as active ingredient give longer protection.

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Don’t spray repellent on skin under clothing. Don’t use permethrin on skin. For details on when and how to apply repellent, click hereĀ