FLORENCE – Pinal County Environmental Health Services announced today that adult mosquito fogging will be conducted in four areas of the county beginning Tuesday, August 31. Mosquitoes trapped during routine surveillance for West Nile virus tested positive, resulting in the need to fog the area to prevent transmission of the disease to humans.
West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. West Nile virus can cause severe illness in people and horses, although not everyone who is infected will develop symptoms. People of all ages can be affected however, the elderly may be more prone to serious illness. County health officials urge all county residents to "Fight the Bite" and follow these simple personal precautions to avoid mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry:
Change water in flowerpots, bird baths and pet watering bowls located outdoors at least twice per week.