The Tulsa City-County Health Department is purchasing pesticide in advance of the mosquito season. John Baker with the Department says it’s also time to begin getting ready to test for West Nile virus. He says they’re setting out 75 mosquito trapping sites throughout the county, and should begin collecting them in about two weeks for testing, which will continue throughout the summer.
This time of year brings out what are called the flood mosquitoes, with any that may be West Nile carriers usually showing up later in June or July. Last year, there were more than 30 cases of West Nile reported in Tulsa County.