West Nile Virus

We received a warning from our neighborhood association yesterday saying that someone in our area had been diagnosed with West Nile Virus. Infected mosquitos have been collected in Irving as well. We seem to have a pretty good crop of dragonflies around our yard this year so hopefully they’ll take care of any mosquitos. They can eat about 600 mosquitos per day each. When I was mowing the yard this past weekend, there were five or six dragonflies following me around like personal bodyguards. If you’re in the Dallas, Texas area, the Dallas Environmental Health Services Department offers an interactive online map showing the status of animal tests, human cases, and mosquito collection in the area.