Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - There’s good news for homeowners. Protecting yourself and your loved ones fromWest Nile virus may be easier than you realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself is eliminate all standing water on your property.

West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes attack in summer and fall. Since onset in 1999, 30,000 cases and 1,200 West Nile deaths have been reported. Areas of standing water are the places where these infected mosquitoes can breed. The CDC also suggests that homeowners empty any pots, barrels and containers at least weekly.

Since gutters are usually the leading source of standing water, you may want to consider replacing your home’s gutters with a system for handling roof runoff that eliminates standing water. It’s called Rainhandler.

The Rainhandler system consists of a set of seven open louvers. Like miniature ski jumps, they convert the roof runoff into gentle rain-sized drops that jump away from your home in a swath three feet wide. The open louvers mean no standing water, ever.

The gutters require no cleaning, and because of the gentle spread of drops, there is no ground erosion. They come with a one-year, money-back guarantee and a 25-year warranty.

To learn more, visit the website at www.rainhandler.com or call 800-942-3004.