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GRAYSON COUNTY, TX---- As temperatures begin to rise, so do the amount of mosquitoes in Texoma and right now the Grayson County Health Department is looking into the ways to fight them.

Over the weekend the county started trapping mosquitoes to see if they're carrying West Nile. This week, they'll send those mosquitoes in for testing to see which areas, if any, Texomans should be concerned about.

"If we can inform the public that we've had a positive pool then they can take action quickly," Grayson County Health Department Environmental Health Services Manager Amanda Ortez said.

This year, the Texas Department of State Health Services is promoting a campaign called "Fight the Bite" which urges Texans to follow the "Four D's" when it comes to fighting West Nile. Department workers recommend staying indoors at dusk and dawn, dressing in long, loose clothing, using insect repellant that contains Deet and draining standing water.

A hotline has been set up for Grayson County residents who find dead birds on their property. Birds carry West Nile and dead birds can often be a sign of West Nile infection. The number for the hotline is (903) 465- 2878 Ext. 236.