Mosquito Control out in full force in Harrison County

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These pesky summer bugs are out in full force and they’re sure to get under your skin as temperatures stay high and rain continues to fall.

This week, the Mississippi Department of Health confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing the state’s total this year to five.

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While none of those cases have been reported in our immediate area, Harrison County Mosquito Control continues to collect live samples every day for testing and fog three nights a week to keep activity low.

Even though we’re nearing the end of summer, Mosquito Control Director Gene Fayard says it is still likely to see a case in Harrison County this year. “It’s a little early in the season. Last year, we had four human cases, two in August, one in September, and one in October. So, the threat is still there.”

Fayard says we should stay cautious and do our part in keeping ourselves safe from mosquito-borne illnesses by removing any standing water around your house including children’s toys and bottle caps.