(KCEN) -- So far this summer there has been over 50 West Nile deaths.
Some Central Texans are claiming this year to be the worst West Nile ever.
And one Waco family has decided to raise awareness about how severe West Nile is.
The Finn family never expected their grandfather to go the way he did.
Raymond Finn's daughter Sherrie Finn says, "They didn't even confirm it until he passed and the results said it was West Nile."
So the Finns have taken mosquito prevention into their own hands.
The motto for the Finn family is going the extra mile to prevent West Nile and they are doing everything they can to keep the mosquitoes away.
"A mosquito took his life." Donna Kay, Raymond's granddaughter, says life is different since her grandfather passed away.
"I just want to make people aware of I just don't want to see other people go through it."
Don Finn, Raymond's son said, "Letting people know what's going on with the West Nile Virus and how to protect yourself from it."
Even an entomologist stopped by.
"Any containers with water you want to find those dump those so they aren't breeding," said Fred Huffman, an Entomologist.
The Finn family believes that sometimes bad things happen to good people, but if they can raise enough awareness, they can save lives.
As for Raymond he is proud of the kids he raised.
And there are some tips on avoiding mosquitos.
Drain any standing water around your house, dress in long sleeve clothing, wear repellent with Deet in it.
And avoid any outdoor activity at dusk and dawn because that's when mosquitos are most active.