WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Residents in Chappaqua, Bedford, Mount Kisco and Armonk should eliminate standing water from around their properties, especially after it rains to help prevent mosquitoes from breeding, in an effort to eliminate breeding sites for mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus, Westchester County Department of Health said.
The county will start its West Nile Virus prevention efforts on Monday, May 13, by checking catch basins throughout the county for standing water and applying larvicide as needed.
Large areas of standing water on public property that cannot easily be removed should be reported to the Health Department by calling (914) 813-5000.
Health department larviciding teams will begin in the northern part of the county and work their way south, evaluating and treating as needed all catch basins on county and municipal roads throughout the county over the next few months.
“Through the combined efforts of residents and county government, we can successfully curb the mosquito population and keep cases of West Nile Virus to a minimum,” said Sherlita Amler, MD, commissioner of health.