Cold weather means mosquito season is over! But donï¿½t start cheering just yet residents in our community need to stay one step ahead of the mosquitoes and West Nile virus.
Recent studies have shown that in our part of the country, hibernating mosquitoes (also called ï¿½overwinteringï¿½ mosquitoes) harbor West Nile virus, which can mean an early transmission of West Nile virus to birds, horses and people next spring.
These cool winter months are the perfect time to eliminate next springï¿½s potential mosquito breeding sites. Follow the simple steps below to prepare your home for freezing winter temperatures and next springï¿½s mosquito season:
For more information about mosquitoes and West Nile virus in our community call 540-899-4796, extension 224.
Rappahannock Area Health District
608 Jackson Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 899-4797