Lewisburg Borough has been notified by the Mosquito Borne Disease Control Coordinator at the Northumberland County Conservation District that they have detected West Nile Virus in the Lewisburg Borough.
The Mosquito Borne Disease Control team at the district is keeping a very close eye on the area and they have been treating mosquito breeding areas with larvae present. They have since set multiple adult mosquito traps to get a better idea of virus activity in the area, as well as adult mosquito populations. Residents may find doorhangers on their doors that outline ways that they can reduce breeding habitat in their own yards as well as other ways to protect themselves.
Even though there is a low risk of disease transmission, we are still encouraging residents to:
- Avoid peak mosquito hours by staying indoors dusk to dawn
- Wear long sleeves, long pants, and avoid open-toed shoes if possible. A mosquito will bite any exposed skin.
- Apply bug spray with at least 30% DEET.
- Remove any standing water from your property. Any water standing for more than 4 days can breed mosquitoes that can carry WNV.
If any residents have questions or concerns regarding mosquitoes or this recent positive, they should contact:
Mosquito Borne Disease Control Coordinator/Dirt & Gravel Roads/Agland
Northumberland County Conservation District
441 Plum Creek Road
Sunbury, PA 17801-6064
Office: 570-495-4665 x303