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West Nile Peak Season Approaching

"People really need to take precautions right now," says Lyndy Forrester, with the City of Amarillo "People really need to take precautions right now," says Lyndy Forrester, with the City of Amarillo

Another bug is about to cause more problems for people in the panhandle -- mosquitos.

The peak season for West Nile Virus is looming.

On days just like this the City of Amarillo sprays the hot spots where the bugs are lurking...

They tell us it's been effective.

But they are calling on you to do your part.

As we fly into the month of July...

The bugs will be buggin -- especially West Nile carrying mosquitos.

"People really need to take precations right now," says Lyndy Forrester, with the city.

So you don't become an easy target.

So far this year...

"We don't have any human cases of West Nile yet," she says.

But because of our spring weather... that could change.

"We have had an above average rainfall season this year so it is likely we could have a worse year."

That's why crews are out doing this day and night.

But you can help a lot -- right from home.

"Go out into your yard make sure you dont have standing water... bird baths... bottles laying around ... use DEET, and especially avoid times where mosquitos are heaviest, dusk and dawn.

Now we have had an animal case of West Nile... a horse in Bailey County.

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