More Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus captured in Akron

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Mosquito spraying scheduled for tonight, tomorrow, and Monday.

Six mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus were identified Wednesday in the City of Akron on the following streets: one each on Easton Drive, Auten Drive, Glendale Avenue, and Weathervane Lane, and two on the corner of Onondago Avenue and Morningview Avenue. Recent rain has resulted in many mosquitoes hatching recently in the area of the floods. Health officials say they are not necessarily dangerous, but can be very annoying, and bothersome to pets.

Residents should take personal safety precautions to protect against mosquitoes by wearing light-colored clothing, long sleeve shirts, long pants, socks and shoes; stay indoors during dawn and dusk hours; keep window and door screens in good condition; keep pets indoors, and use repellents that contain Picaridin or DEET.

The amount of DEET in a repellent should be 30 percent or less for adults and 10 percent for children.

For more information, call the Summit County Health District at (330) 923-8856.

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