The mosquito was one of 31 found in the state carrying the potentially deadly disease on Friday. Last year, at least two mosquitoes found in Easton tested positive for West Nile.
So far this year, two people in Pennsylvania—one in York County, one in Montgomery County—have been diagnosed with West Nile. One of them, the man in Montgomery County, was hospitalized, according to Philly.com.
The DEP lists some ways to reduce your risk for West Nile:
- Eliminate all standing water. It could collect in wheelbarrows, wading pools or old tires. Turn them over or put them away.
- Clean out roof gutters.
- If you have an ornamental pond or pool, aerate it, or stock it with fish.
- Make sure screens are tight and in good condition.
- Limit exposure at peak mosquito times, which are dawn and dusk.
- Use a repellent.