The Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District needs help from the public in decreasing the risk of spreading West Nile virus.
The virus was detected in mosquitoes in Nampa on Aug. 6th.
The Idaho Press reports, the district has tested 928 pools in the county this season for West Nile virus and seven have tested positive.
The abatement district is seeking public assistance in eliminating mosquito producing sites around their homes such as buckets, water troughs and kiddy pools. If it holds water for seven days it can produce mosquitoes.