Mosquitoes

Mosquito Control has confirmed a positive test for West Nile.

A batch of mosquitoes collected July 7 at Ogden Avenue and Harriot Street in Beaumont tested positive for the West Nile virus, said Kevin Sexton, director of the Jefferson County Mosquito Control District.

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During the offseason, you prepare to face your enemy. For Jefferson County Mosquito Control, that enemy is West Nile Virus and other mosquito – borne illnesses.

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After a warm and rainy winter in 2011, area mosquito control divisions are seeing a sharp decline in calls for service, especially during the winter months of 2012.

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