Hutto mosquito samples test positive for West Nile

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS - The City of Hutto will take precautions to deal with West Nile virus-ridden mosquitos in two neighborhoods after samples were proven positive Monday.

According to the city, the samples came from the Hutto Park Subdivision and Creekside Park. They were tested by the Texas Department of State Health Services Lab in Austin. Officials said the species that tested positive is commonly known as the southern house mosquito, which has a flight range of about one mile.

The city said they will use truck-mounted spraying from Nov. 11 through Nov.13 to help correct the problem. The following maps show the areas that will be sprayed:

Orchard Way Half Mile Buffer by kvuenews on Scribd

Sylvan Street Half Mile Buffer by kvuenews on Scribd

Health officials said that although the mosquito control product does not pose a health risk, people and pets in the area may want to stay indoors during the spraying as a precaution.

The City and Health District are reminding residents to stay vigilant about protecting themselves against mosquitos by spraying repellant and dumping standing pools of water on your property.

For more information about West Nile from the Department of State Health Services, click here

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