MARK:NEW AT TEN,,,PREVENTING BUG BITES AND THE THREAT OF DISEASE… MARK:SUMMER MEANS MOSQUITOES AND THAT MEANS POSSIBLE ZIKA VIRUS. BROOKE:LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ARE CONTINUING TO COMBAT MOSQUITOES THIS SUMMER. 2 NEWS REPORTER KRISTEN ESKOW IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH HOW GREENE COUNTY IS PROTECTING FAMILIES KRISTEN INTRO: “GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY WE’RE ABOUT A THIRD OF THE WAY THROUGH MOSQUITO SEASON. THEY SAY THE SPRAYING IS ABOUT PREVENTING WEST NILE AND OTHER SIMILAR VIRUSES – AND COMES AFTER MORE COMPLAINTS FROM NEIGHBORS.”MOSQUITOES ARE JUST ONE OF THE MANY INSECTS THAT APPEAR THIS TIME OF YEAR. AND NOT SURPRISINGLY – THEY SEEM TO BE BUGGING QUITE A FEW PEOPLE. CECILIA GREWE SAYS SHE’S CONCERNED ABOUT THE KIDS LIVING IN HER BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP NEIGHBORHOOD. CECILIA GREWE – BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP RESIDENT: “THERE’S A LOT OF YOUNGER FAMILIES OUR BLOCK NOW. I KNOW WITHIN FOUR HOUSES OF MY HOUSE, THERE’S AT LEAST SIX TO EIGHT YOUNG CHILDREN UNDER 5.”THAT’S WHY SHE SAYS SHE’S GLAD CREWS ARE SPRAYING INSECTICIDE TO CONTROL THE MOSQUITO POPULATION. PEOPLE HERE SAY THEY’VE SEEN MORE OF THEM LATELY – AND ARE TAKING PRECAUTIONS.CHRIS MILLS – BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP RESIDENT: “I JUST MAKE SURE I DON’T HAVE WATER STANDING. THEY CAN MULTIPLY IN A LITTLE BUCKET, LIKE THOUSANDS.”OFFICIALS WITH GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SAY IT’S BEEN AN AVERAGE MOSQUITO SEASON SO FAR. OFFICIALS SAY THEY’VE TRAPPED ABOUT 120 MOSQUITOES – AND HAVEN’T FOUND ANY CASES OF WEST NILE VIRUS SO FAR THIS YEAR. THEY SAY COMPLAINTS ABOUT MOQUITOES HAVE INCREASED – BUT THOSE APPEAR TO BE DUE TO A DIFFERENT SPECIES OF MOSQUITO THAT PREFERS SHADY AREAS UNDER TREES WITH DAMP SOILS. “THESE ARE THE TWO AREAS THAT WE’VE HAD A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT AND DID A LOT OF TRAPPING IN.”JACQUELINE GRUZA IS HELPING SPRAY INSECTICIDE IN TWO LOCATIONS – GRANGE HALL ROAD AND WILLOWCREST ROAD IN BEAVERCREEK – AND DAYTON XENIA ROAD AND SHADY LANE IN BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP. PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY EARLIER LARVICIDE WORK HAS ALSO APPEARED TO MAKE AN IMPACT – WITH FEWER MOSQUITOES BEING TRAPPED IN SOME AREAS. GRUZA SAYS THEY MAY NEED TO SPRAY AGAIN THIS SEASON – TO CONTINUE CONTROLLING THE POPULATION.JACQUELINE GRUZA: “THE NEIGHBORS ARE HOPEFULLY TAKING CARE OF THEIR STANDING WATER ISSUES, GUTTERS, BIRD BATHS, ETC. SO THAT’LL HELP CUT DOWN ON THE ADULT POPULATION.”KRISTEN: “GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH WILL CONTINUE TESTING MOSQUITOES FOR WEST NILE VIRUS – AND SAY THEY’LL NOTIFY THE PUBLIC IMMEDIATELY IF THEY FIND ANY POSITIVE CASES. IN BEAVERCREEK, KRISTEN ESKOW, 2 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU.”