Authorities start spraying after West Nile-carrying mosquitoes detected in Clovis – KFSN-TV

CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN)– The Valleys mosquito reduction district began spraying for adult mosquitoes today after West Nile virus activity was discovered in some areas in Clovis.
And weather permitting, more spraying will occur on Thursday night between 8:30 and 11:30 in the city of Fresno and Riverdale.

RELATED: Ways to safeguard yourself from mosquito bites, avoid West Nile VirusCover your storm drains pipes with netting and make sure to get rid of all standing water in your yard.
Think about planting fragrant geraniums like citronella, rosemary and even lemongrass, which act as natural repellents.
Likewise, consider concealing and using insect repellent consisting of DEET to secure yourself.

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For a more in-depth look at where the treatments will occur,
click here for the map.
Even if your area isnt featured in the map, authorities say you ought to take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites and to prevent mosquito production around and in your house.