West Nile Warning, How to Protect Your Family - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

West Nile Warning, How to Protect Your Family

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Sherman Ranks High Among Similar Districts in Texas

    Sherman Ranks High Among Similar Districts in Texas

    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Sherman ISD is spelling out their recent testing success. According to a release issued Wednesday, when compared to 18 other districts in Texas, all of similar size and makeupMore >>
    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Sherman ISD is spelling out their recent testing success. According to a release issued Wednesday, when compared to 18 other districts in Texas, all of similar size and makeupMore >>
  • Bonham Woman Indicted On 33 Counts of Forgery

    Bonham Woman Indicted On 33 Counts of Forgery

    FANNIN COUNTY, TX -- A Texoma grand jury has indicted a Bonham woman on 33 counts of forgery.  Jeri Flanery is also facing one theft charge.  The fannin county district attorney's office says it happened over 





    More >>
    FANNIN COUNTY, TX -- A Texoma grand jury has indicted a Bonham woman on 33 counts of forgery.  Jeri Flanery is also facing one theft charge.  The fannin county district attorney's office says it happened over 




    More >>
  • Mosquito Sample Taken In Denison Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

    Mosquito Sample Taken In Denison Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

    DENISON, TX -- After going all year without a single detection, a group of mosquitoes in Grayson County has now tested positive for West Nile Virus.More >>
    DENISON, TX -- After going all year without a single detection, a group of mosquitoes in Grayson County has now tested positive for West Nile Virus.More >>

SHERMAN, TX -- The West Nile Virus continues to plague the public on both sides of the Red River. 24 new cases in Oklahoma just this week. Now the Oklahoma Department of Health is sending out a warning to the public.

"Mosquitos are most active in the early morning hours and early evening hours," says Art Harmon, owner of Results Environmental Pest Management.

So far 55 cases have been confirmed in Oklahoma. Texas has a whopping 351. Harmon says with the right products, you don't have to be afraid to go outside.

"Mosquitos require standing water. That's where they lay and hatch their eggs," says Harmon.

 Harmon suggests targeting mosquito prone areas with floating briquets.

"It acts as a larvicide to kill the mosquitos," says Harmon.

You can also have your yard professionally sprayed.

"Probably to do the average city lot, the perimeter, the lawn area, the shrubs, you're probably looking at $175 to 225," says Harmon.

A professional spray can last up to 45 days. Another option, do it yourself. Harmon can help you pick out the right products. If you don't want to spray your yard, spray yourself before heading outdoors.

"Repellents are very effective," says Harmon.

But if you live near a wooded area, or perhaps a creek where there's standing water, Harmon says you may want to consider going the extra mile.

"If you have any questions about mosquito control, come down to our store," says Harmon.