COLLIER COUNTY, Florida – The Collier Mosquito Control District works 24/7 to combat mosquitoes and the West Nile virus.
Monitoring data shows that Golden Gate Estates, Ave Maria, and Immokalee all have high mosquito counts. Eta swept through the area especially after the tropical storm, leaving stagnant water behind.
“Our crews tell us they are seeing stagnant water all over the county and as long as there is stagnant water we will be monitoring the situation closely,” said Robin King of the Collier Mosquito Control District.
Six people in Collier County have tested positive for West Nile virus, one in Lee County and one in Charlotte County, Florida.
Horses and chickens test positive for West Nile in much higher numbers in the region.
“We are still bringing mosquitos trapped across the district and our research team is testing the mosquitoes in our lab for signs of a virus, including West Nile, and they have reported it has been a few weeks since we got positive results In the mosquitoes we test, “said King.
Collier County is currently on a mosquito-borne disease alert.
Lee, Charlotte, and Hendry Counties are currently transmitted by mosquitoes.