West Nile in Treasure Valley
It's been confirmed in two counties.
According to KTVB, mosquitoes collected in traps in Canyon and Payette counties on Wednesday have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The ones collected in Canyon County were located along the Boise River near Rotary Pond north of Caldwell.
The Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District will "begin fogging the affected area over the next couple of nights." Routine abatement will continue after that.
Aside from local efforts, KTVB reports that aerial spraying is also planned along the Boise River from Curtis Park along Channel Road to Look Lane south of Highway 20.
West Nile Virus is pretty scary, but, luckily there are some ways that you can protect yourself. Officials suggest you follow the '7 D's':
• DRAIN any standing water on your property that may cause mosquitos and remember do not over irrigate.
• DAWN and DUSK are times to avoid outdoors.
• DRESS appropriately by wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants when outdoors.
• DEFEND yourself against mosquitoes by using an insect repellant.
• DOOR and window screens should be in good conditions to prevent mosquitoes form entering your home.
• DISTRICT personnel are here to help address mosquito problems that you may be experiencing.