West Nile discovered in Hendricks Co. mosquitoes

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HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – The Hendricks County Health Department says the West Nile virus has been discovered in the county.

Residents in Hendricks County are urged to eliminate standing water and to try prevent mosquito bites.

Officials say one mosquito pool sample has tested positive for the virus in Hendricks County.

How to get rid of mosquito breeding areas:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water on or near property
  • Repair failed septic systems
  • Dispose of old tires, cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or other unused containers
  • Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are left outside
  • Clean clogged roof gutters
  • Drain swimming pools and keep the pool cover free of standing water
  • Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish
  • Keep birdbaths clean

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