Mosquito activity drops in Sedgwick County since June (2013)

Mosquito activity is down in the area since June, but the Sedgwick County Health Department is reminding people to take precautions to prevent West Nile Virus.

Claudia Blackburn, director of the health department, said mosquito trappings, including mosquitoes that carry the virus, peaked in mid-June and have fallen since then.

She stressed that people should drain areas of stagnant water, which attract mosquitoes. She also recommended wearing long pants and shirts at dusk and using bug spray that contains DEET.

So far, the county has not confirmed any cases of West Nile Virus this year.