Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus In Nashville Area – What's Up Clarksville

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus In Nashville Area

Two batches of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile Virus, were found in Davidson County by their health department.  The mosquitoes were trapped in Antioch and Madison.  The health department will visit both neighborhoods and pass out mosquito protection and materials to help educate the community.  Also, they will treat any area that has mosquito larvae present.  Currently, no human cases have been reported so there are no plans to spray adult mosquitoes.

What does this mean for the Clarksville area?  It just means be cautious.  There are no reports of infected mosquitoes in the Clarksville area.  But with Nashville being close, it would not hurt to be cautious.

  • Use insect repellent (which is helpful against other biting pests as well).
  • dress in long sleeves and pants when possible (especially if in an area that  normally has a lot of mosquitoes).
  • Drain standing water (mosquitoes will lay their eggs in it and you will see them swimming around when they hatch).
  • Install window screens (to protect the inside of your home).