STAR, Idaho — West Nile Virus has been detected in multiple places Ada County.
Officials with Ada County Weed, Pest and Mosquito Abatement say a mosquito trapped along the Boise River in Star tested positive for the virus. It has also been found in the following locations:
• Kuna - Corner of 10 Mile Creek Road and S. Cole Rd.
• Eagle - Corner of W. River Trail Dr. and S. Island Glenn Way
• Eagle - Mace Rd. and W. Windbreaker Ln.
• Hidden Springs - W. Dry Creek Rd. and N. Seaman's Gulch Rd.
Crews are already working on truck-mounted mosquito abatement treatments in the surrounding area in an effort to prevent humans from catching the virus.
To help prevent the spread of West Nile virus:
- Drain or dump standing water weekly. For example, dump standing water from flowerpots, planter bases, bird baths, toys, cans, rain gutters, pet dishes, buckets, and old tires.
- Ensure that screen doors and windows are tight-fitting and in good condition.
- Avoid overwatering your lawn and landscape.
- Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn to prevent mosquito bites. Those are the times when the mosquitoes that transmit WNV are most active.
- Dress in long sleeve shirts and long pants, preferably in light colors.
- Apply insect repellent following label instructions.
To see the exact location the virus was found, click this link and then click "Mosquito Tracker."