The City of Southlake was notified Wednesday (9/3/2014) that three mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at 2201 Shady Oaks Drive, 870 Shady Lane, and on Southridge Parkway near Peytonville Avenue.
“We are seeing an increase of positive samples in Southlake and throughout parts of Tarrant County; all residents need to take this personally and fight the bite” warns Fire Chief Mike Starr. “The moment you step outside you are at risk and need to be taking the proper precautions by using insect repellent containing DEET—especially during dusk and dawn.”
Starr reminds everyone to look for sources of water in both the expected and unexpected places on a weekly basis and eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by draining standing water, covering outdoor containers, and treating undrainable areas with larvacide.
The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) tomorrow night (9/4), Friday night (9/5), and Saturday night (9/6) in accordance with the City’s West Nile Virus Action Plan—weather permitting.
For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.