To reduce the risk of West Nile virus:
Ÿ Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, discarded tires or any object on your property that could collect standing water.
Ÿ Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors.
Ÿ Have roof gutters cleaned every year, particularly if the leaves from nearby trees have a tendency to clog the drains.
Ÿ Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
Ÿ Don't let water stagnate in birdbaths.
Ÿ Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.