HOUSTON — Keep the bug spray close! Some mosquitoes in Spring have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to Montgomery County officials.

Spraying will begin Monday night and again Thursday in the area where the positive sample was gathered, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said in a statement Monday morning. Residents are urged to avoid outdoor activity during those times.

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Residents are urged to use bug spray, wear long sleeves and eliminate standing water.

“The one thing that all mosquitoes require to breed is a source of water. Be sure to turn over or remove anything from your yard that can hold water,” Mosquito Abatement Director Justin Fausek said.

Fausek said larvicide containing BTI should be used on areas where you can't get rid of the water.

For residents who would like assistance identifying mosquito breeding sites in their drainage ditches or in the county right of way near their home, call 281-364-4203 to set up an appointment.

If you have questions, you're asked to call the mosquito phone line at 281-364-4203.

Remember to THINK WET!

Wear repellent

Eliminate standing water

Treat water you can’t eliminate