Mosquito season creeps in as weather warms up

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 20:14:34-04

BOISE, Idaho — As the heat of summer moves into the Treasure Valley, so will the mosquitos.

Canyon County began mosquito abatement mid-March and reported typical spring-like conditions for the pests.

While West Nile wasn't reported in Ada County until early August last year, the virus typically shows up in mid-June.

Horses, pets and livestock can all get the virus.

In order to keep the bugs at bay, remove stagnant water around your property and wear repellent.

For more information on mosquito abatement and how you can help prevent the spread of West Nile Virus, visit the Ada County Mosquito Abatement District's website.