FOGGING UNDERWAY AT SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO STATE FAIRGROUNDS

FOGGING UNDERWAY AT SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO STATE FAIRGROUNDS

In anticipation of a heavily attended Southern New Mexico State Fair, Doña Ana County has begun daily fogging on the property to control mosquito populations. Standing water is being treated with chemicals to kill mosquito larvae.

Fogging on the fairgrounds site will continue in the early morning hours up to and through the fair’s completion on Oct. 1. Even so, fairgoers are advised to wear mosquito repellant as an additional protective measure, particularly during the evening hours when mosquitoes are typically most active.

All Doña Ana County residents are being advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites during this unusually wet summer season. West Nile virus has been confirmed in numerous mosquito samples from around Doña Ana County, and at least one human case of the virus has been confirmed.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 525-5801.