The Montgomery County Health Department has collected a second mosquito sample positive with West Nile Virus from Horsham Township.
The sample was collected on Friday from 46 Whetstone Road and follows the July 23 sample from Lukens Park, which also tested positive for West Nile Virus, which, in rare instances can be deadly to humans.
The Montgomery County Health Department and the Department of Environmental Proteciotn will continue to monitor the area, according to an article posted on Horsham's Web site Thursday afternoon.
Steps you can take around your home to help prevent the breeding of mosquitoes:
• The best defense against West Nile Virus is eliminating sources of standing water in your yard where mosquitoes may lay eggs. Fill, cover or remove any items that can trap water.
• Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have collected on your property.
• Pay special attention to discarded tires.
• Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors.
• Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains.
• Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
• Turn over wheelbarrows and don't let water stagnate in birdbaths.
• Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.
• Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use.