Friday, December 6, 2019

West Nile Virus Ground Spraying in parts of Southlake tonight

Early this morning the City of Southlake was notified by the City of Grapevine of its intention to ground spray after three mosquito samples came back positive for the West Nile Virus.  Tonight’s spraying efforts will include a small part of Southlake.

Positive mosquito samples were detected in the 1700 block of Northwest Highway, the 1500 block of N. Dooley Street and the 2500 block of Briarwood Drive. These areas are scheduled for mosquito control ground spraying on Thursday night, August 8 beginning at 10 p.m.

The City of Grapevine intends to spray ½ mile radius in each affected area. The area surrounding the 1700 block of Northwest High includes a small part of Southlake as illustrated in the green shaded area of the map below.

The City is notifying affected businesses about the ground spraying via Connect CTY, and My Southlake News, Southlake businesses are urged to take appropriate precautions.

Southlake’s weekly mosquito testing has shown no positive samples this summer. The City will continue to test throughout the West Nile Virus season which may not end until mid to late fall.

The public’s vigilance is a critical partner in reducing mosquito populations, and subsequently, the best defense against the spread of the virus.

Anything that can hold water for just a few days can become a mosquito breeding ground. Continue to check your property for standing water. In addition to checking small containers, house gutters and French drains, staff encourages you to check for areas such as your water meter box, any tree holes, blocked irrigation heads, gutter drains and other underground pipes, pool overflow pipes, storm drains for the presence of standing water.

And don’t forget to use insect repellent whenever you are outside where mosquitoes may be present. For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see www.CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.