Bolivia, NC (WWAY) – A pool of mosquitoes collected in Brunswick County final week examined constructive for West Nile Virus.
Brunswick County says the mosquitoes had been collected in central Brunswick County on August 28.
The county says the kind of mosquitoes collected are chargeable for circulating West Nile Virus within the wild hen inhabitants and usually are not recognized to chew people.
West Nile Virus was recognized in an grownup Ochlerotatus dupreei, a species that’s sometimes collected in gentle traps in Brunswick County. According to a information launch, this mosquito is taken into account a tree cover mosquito and infrequently leaves the deep woodland habitats.
Even so, the county urges precaution.
You’re suggested to attenuate publicity to mosquitoes throughout exterior actions particularly throughout nightfall and daybreak. Mosquito populations are usually extra lively in wooded areas this time of yr.
“We can deal with areas that we will entry with the mosquito truck, however we can not successfully deal with mosquito populations deep within the woods. This is why private safety measures are so essential to hunters and outdoorsmen,” stated Jeff Brown, the Mosquito Control Supervisor for Brunswick County.