Harborcreek Residents Take Precaution After Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Harborcreek residents are taking extra precaution to avoid getting bit by mosquitoes. The Erie County Department of Health announced several mosquitoes in Harborcreek tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
Co-owner of Kraus Department Store in Erie Tom Nowosielski, said it's a good idea to invest in some type of repellent, especially if you know you'll be outside during peak hours for mosquitoes.
"Well when it gets wet like this and real humid you know the bugs do come out in full force," Nowosielski said.
Several residents we caught up with at Whitford Park in Harborcreek say they try to come prepared and bring bug spray with them.
"Once you sit down and people are slapping themselves because they're getting bit by mosquitoes, I'll go back to the car and bring out the spray," said Janet Armet who was at the park attending a concert.
No human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the county at this time. The Health Department says it will monitor mosquitoes in the area that tested positive.