Some Piedmont residents say they’re worried about West Nile

GUILFORD CO., N.C. — Some residents in the Piedmont are concerned about the West Nile Virus after 26 deaths in north Texas cities and one man killed from the disease in Goldsboro.

Officials with the Guilford County Department of Public Health said they have taken calls about the virus although there are currently no reports of it in Guilford County. 

But community educators are telling people to dump standing water so mosquitoes can’t lay eggs. 

Exterminators said that homeowners should look under bushes and drains for any signs of standing water. 

Exterminators also said a warm winter and wet weather is helping to boost the mosquito population. It’s likely mosquitoes will keep biting until mid to late October. 

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