Positive West Nile Sample found

As of Monday, 77 OF NEARLY 300 mosquito samples collected in Beaver County have been tested for West Nile. One positive result was found in Brighton Township on June 14.
Susan Boser, the coordinator for Beaver County’s West Nile program, said that the positive test result isn’t cause for serious concern. At least one mosquito pool annually tests positive for West Nile in the county, and human infections are rare.

Boser said anyone concerned about West Nile can take preventative measures against it.

Apply insect repellent that contains DEET, which should prevent the majority of mosquito bites. Mosquitoes breed in standing water so “Make it a habit to go around your property and find anything with standing water, and make sure it’s dumped out,”
She added that people should wear long pants and long sleeves at dusk and dawn, which are the times when mosquitoes are most active.
Contact Penn State Extension for testing if you have any particular concerns.