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Posted on: September 2, 2020


GREENVILLE: Trapped mosquitos in the Ridgecrest area tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Trucks will be spraying Wednesday, September 2, Thursday, September 3, and Friday, September 4, at 7:00 p.m., weather permitting. The spraying will take about 3-4 hours. It is recommended that citizens stay indoors during this time.

To avoid mosquito bites, apply insect repellent on exposed skin and clothing when you go outdoors. Use an EPA registered insect repellent such as those containing DEET. Permethrin sprayed on clothing provides protection through several washes. Products with a higher percentage of DEET as active ingredient generally give longer protection.

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Don’t spray repellent on skin under clothing. Don’t use permethrin on skin. For details on when

and how to apply repellent, visit

Map shows the areas to be sprayed.

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