Mosquito (Credit: KMOV)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. ( – Mosquitoes in De Soto and House Springs have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

The Jefferson County Health Department conducted adult mosquito control by collecting mosquitoes in De Soto and House Springs. Officials were then notified about the positive results.

Due to the predicted dropping temperatures, adult mosquito control abatement will be temporary suspended. According to officials, the drop in temperatures is not conductive to mosquito activity.

The Jefferson County Health Department said they will continue to monitor mosquitoes for the West Nile Virus. They also advised residents to use insect repellents that contain 20-50 percent DEET or Picaridin and to wear clothes that cover exposed skin to reduce the risk of being bitten.

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