FRANKLIN AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Departments are urging residents to stay safe while outdoors and are offering tips to prevent mosquito bites.
The health department says mosquitoes often carry diseases like West Nile virus.
Local health departments all across Illinois are working closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois EPA to educate the public on preventing West Nile.
Any location that has stagnant water is a potential breeding site for mosquitoes. One of the most problematic sites is piles of used tires. The design of tires means they easily fill with water from rain and collect leaf litter.