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Jun 16, 2010 1:43 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Mosquitoes are biting - avoid West Nile Virus

A combination or rainy and hot weather have provided perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes.

The El Paso County Health Department is warning you to take precautions against West Nile Virus.

They recommend:

· Wear insect repellant with DEET.

· DRAIN standing water outside in tires, flower pots and the like.

· Limit outdoor activity at DUSK and DAWN when mosquitoes are most active.

· DRESS in pants and long sleeves when outdoors if possible.

· TREAT standing water such as small ponds and livestock tanks with larvacide "doughnuts."

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