Workshop to help residents cut down on mosquitoes, West Nile risk

No one in Pennsylvania has contracted the West Nile virus this year, but you never can be too careful, experts say.

To that end, a Westmoreland mosquito technician is offering a free workshop to residents on Wednesday about cutting down the number of mosquitoes on their properties,

by Channel 11 news partner TribLive.


"Mosquitoes breed in standing water and can fully develop to the adult stage in as little as five days," said Chelsea Gross, West Nile virus program technician with the Westmoreland Conservation District. "Everyone can reduce standing water on their property by eliminating old tires, draining water from outdoor containers and aerating ornamental pools."

The workshop will be held at J. Roy Houston Conservation Center in Hempfield from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


at TribLive.

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