Mosquitos last week have been found in the areas of Richland and Prosser that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Yesterday the Benton County Mosquito Control District reported that they had collected a mosquito in Howard Amon Park that tested positive according to news reports. They also found one near Bunn Road around Prosser.

Officials suggest wearing good mosquito repellent as a precaution if you are in these areas of W.E. Johnson Park, Leslie Canyon and Badger Mountain Park.