Saturday, October 31, 2020

Positive Sample for West Nile Virus Found

The City of Southlake has been notified that a mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The sample was taken from a trap in the 500 Block of Regency Crossing, located in Timarron.

The City will ground spray within a half-mile of the location and around where the sample was found (see map below). Ground spraying will remain within the City limits and will take place tomorrow night (8/21), Friday night (8/22) and Saturday night (8/23),  after 9 p.m. in accordance with the City’s West Nile Virus Action Plan.

During spraying residents are encouraged to follow these precautions:

  • Avoid being outside during spraying; close windows and keep pets inside.
  • If skin or clothes are exposed, wash them with soap and water.
  • Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables with water as a general precautionary measure.
  • Cover small ornamental fish ponds.
  • Because the chemical breaks down quickly in sunlight and water, no special precautions are suggested for outdoor swimming areas.

Fire Chief Mike Starr has this reminder for residents: “Though we have had a quiet summer in terms of West Nile Virus, residents should not drop their guard. We are still in the peak of mosquito season and everyone should take proper precautions.”

Starr reminds everyone to Fight the Bite. Anything that can hold water for just a few days can become a mosquito breeding ground. Be sure 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. Finally, 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 CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

Ground Spray Map for August 20, 2014

Ground Spray Map for August 21st, 22nd & 23rd (weather permitting)