SUFFOLK (AP/WAVY) - Suffolk is stepping up mosquito control efforts in several neighborhoods after tests found mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
The city's Mosquito Control Division tells media outlets that surveillance, treatment of standing water and evening spray applications for adult mosquitoes will be increased in the affected neighborhoods.
Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said the following neighborhoods had mosquitoes that tested positive for EEE: Lake Kennedy, Suburban Woods, Regency Estates, Wonderland Forest, Rivercliff, Arbor Meadows, Dayle Acres, Pughsville, Bennett's Harbor, Kilby Shores, Kempton Park, Pitchkettle Point, Princeview Point, and Olde Mill Creek as well as neighborhoods around Lamb Avenue, Hosier Road, Clay Hill Road, Leesville and Whaleyville.
Mosquitoes collected in the Lake Kennedy neighborhood tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The city advises residents to remain indoors the hour before dusk to an hour before dawn. That's when mosquitoes are most active.
Residents also are advised to wear loose, long and light-colored clothing when outdoors and use repellents containing DEET.
Horse owners are advised to have their animals vaccinated for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
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