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Authorities begin spraying after West Nile-carrying mosquitoes discovered in Clovis



CLOVIS, Caliph. (KFSN) – The Valley Mosquito Reduction Circle began spraying adult mosquitoes this week after Nile West virus activity was detected in several Clovis neighborhoods.

And weather permitting, more spraying will take place Thursday night between 8:30 and 11:30 in the towns of Fresno and Riverdale.

For a more detailed look at where the treatments will take place, click here for the map.

Even if your area is not shown on the map, authorities say you should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites and to prevent the production of mosquitoes around and in your home.

RELATED: Ways to Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites, Prevent Nile West Virus

Cover your storm drain with netting and make sure to remove all standing water in your yard.

Consider planting aromatic geraniums like citronella, rosemary and even lemon, which serve as natural repellents.

Also, consider covering up and using disgusting insects that contain DEET to protect yourself.

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