Columbia begins West Nile Virus treatment
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Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Tonight City of Columbia crews will begin mosquito spraying in the area where a bird tested positive for the West Nile Virus earlier this week.
City officials say they’re concentrating on a section of downtown near Elmwood Avenue and Main Street.
Yesterday City crews were hitting Elmwood Park and dropping pellets as part of their protection plan.
Here is a map of the areas that the City plans to focus on starting tonight, and as long as they feel treatment is needed.
ATTENTION: The City of Columbia has been alerted of a dead bird found within the city limits that has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
*Please see map below of the area that has been targeted for spraying.
— City of Columbia (@CityofColumbia) August 30, 2018
City officials urge you to keep in mind using insect repellent can make a big difference.
Also, make sure you remove any yard debris that can collect water to reduce the threat of mosquitoes.