Mosquito samples from the Sandalwood area off Cate Road tested positive for West Nile virus, Glynn County and the state Department of Public Health announced Friday.

West Nile is “actively circulating in local mosquito populations and residents are encouraged to take precautions,” a release stated. The county will spray for mosquitos this weekend, Nov. 9-11, weather permitting.

The release offered some tips to all residents, such as avoiding dusk and dawn activities during the summer as it is when mosquitoes are most active.

Residents should also wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and pants to reduce the amount of exposed skin; cover exposed skin with an insect repellent containing DEET; empty any containers holding standing water, such as buckets, barrels, flower pots, tarps; and make sure doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly. Torn or damaged screens should be fixed quickly to keep mosquitoes out.

Gutters should be cleaned out, piles of leaves disposed of and greenery cut low to deprive mosquitos of landing sites, the release states.

Larvicides should be used on containers that are too big to empty out or don’t have lids. The release recommended purchasing Mosquito Dunks or Mosquito Torpedoes.

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