Residents can reduce their risk of contracting the West Nile virus by getting rid of standing water around houses and by using insect repellent. Drain standing water on your property so mosquitoes won't breed. Also, use insect repellent that contains DEET on your clothes. It's also important to stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. And it can be good to dress in long sleeves and pants and spray insect repellent on your clothes.
From staff reports