Emily Thorp, surveillance epidemiologist with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program at the Wyoming Department of Health says with concerns over the West Nile virus, it is not too early to look to ways of preventing mosquitoes from breeding around your property.
Among them, dispose of containers that collect water, dispose of old tires or drill holes in them to allow water to drain, replace water in bird baths at least once a week, turn over wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use, aerate ornamental ponds or stock them with fish that prey on insects, and be sure drains, ditches and culverts can drain properly.
says last year there were 10 human West Nile virus cases in Wyoming
with fortunately no deaths.
Emily Thorp, surveillance epidemiologist says that as the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors, they need to take precautions against contracting these diseases.