Mosquito season is in full swing

Posted: 5:32 PM, Jun 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-03 19:20:12Z

Watch out Central Texas...mosquito season is here.

From April until November, the Bell County Public Health District traps and tests mosquitos to see if any in our area are carrying diseases like Zika or West Nile. 

The results from their May test did not show any sign of either disease. 

Despite a lack of rain across Central Texas, the Bell County Public Health District said the type of mosquitos that are capable of carrying West Nile are still abundant. 

"The lack of rain just means that we won't see a lot of the Aedes species. Culex is what we call a drought mosquito. They can reproduce in like a tablespoon of water. So, it takes very, very limited amount of water for a Culex to reproduce," Lacey Sanders, the Epidemiologist for the Bell County Public Health District, said. 

The Bell County Public Health District added that mosquitos are most active around dawn and dusk. If you're going to be outside, they recommend wearing long clothing or you should use insect repellant. 

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