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Authorities began spraying after the discovery of mosquitoes carrying West Nile disease in Clovis



CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN) – The Valley’s mosquito killers began spraying adult mosquito repellent this week after the discovery of West Nile virus activity in several neighboring areas in Clovis.

And if weather permits, more spraying will take place on Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 in the cities of Fresno and Riverdale.

For a more detailed view of where the treatments will take place, click here for a map.

Even if your area is not on the map, the authorities say you should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites and prevent mosquito breeding around and in your home.

RELATED: Ways to Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites, Prevention of West Nile Virus

Cover storm drains with a net and make sure to remove all standing water in your yard.

Consider growing scented geraniums like lemongrass, rosemary and even lemongrass, which have a natural repellant effect.

Also, consider covering up and using insect repellents containing DEET to protect yourself.

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