Mosquito season means West Nile threat

This time of the year is prime breeding season for mosquitoes, which means the threat of West Nile virus is present.

Here are some helpful tips for you to keep the virus away from you and your family.

  • Pay attention to mosquito-biting hours...between dusk and dawn
  • Use approved insect repellant
  • Replace or repair worn window screens to keep them out of the house
  • Keep grass cut short so mosquitoes cannot hide there
  • Remove any yard items that may collect standing water such as buckets, old tires, and toys.

Quincy Central Services Director of Operations Jeff Steinkamp said, "I would advise to all the residents, you know, any stagnant water. It takes about 7-10 days for a mosquito to hatch, their eggs to hatch. Any stagnant water on your property, if you can move that really helps the situation."