City employees went door to door on Wednesday, searching for the source of West Nile virus in a neighborhood that keeps coming back positive.
Mosquito pools from that area, in the 400 block of Bartlett Street, have come back positive for West Nile six times. Crews spent the day looking for standing water.
The City's Vector Control has continuously been spraying for mosquitoes there, but the mosquitoes continue to test positive for West Nile. They figured going door to door, talking to residents and searching for standing water around their homes would help with the problem.
There were several places where people still had water in their yards. Most were unaware that it was being used as breeding ground for mosquitoes.
They checked under houses, under plants, and even found water lying in some tires. Along with taking care of the standing water, City workers spoke with residents and gave them tips on how to protect themselves.
Once they were done making the rounds door to door, Vector Control checked nearby storm drains, and some once again were found to contain larvae. Crews said this will make a huge dent in the mosquito population, and will make living in that area a lot safer for the residents.
"We're going house to house checking to see where the problem may be," Vector Control's Tony Pantoja said.
None of the mosquito larvae was sent off for testing. They were killed instead.
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