**Update – additional spraying**
The City received notification late Friday (10/16/2015) that a mosquito sample in Colleyville tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at the 500 block of Forest Meadow Drive in Colleyville which borders the City of Southlake.
In accordance with our West Nile Virus action plan, the City intends to ground spray a portion of the City of Southlake that is within a half-mile radius of the test location. The affected area will be sprayed for three consecutive nights beginning Saturday (10/17) and continuing through Sunday (10/18) and Monday (10/19), weather permitting.
The City of Southlake was notified Wednesday (10/14/15) that two mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
The samples were taken from traps at the 800 block of Shady Lane and the 3200 block of Woodland Drive. “These are the first two positive samples of West Nile to be reported in Southlake this year,” says Public Works Director Bob Price. “The City is following its protocol to control the disease spread by mosquitos.”
The City of Southlake plans to ground spray both of these areas beginning tomorrow, Thursday, October 15th. The spraying will occur for three consecutive nights continuing through Saturday (10/17), weather permitting. Director Price says that those residing outside of the half-mile spray radius should remain cautious. He adds, “The City will continue to conduct surveillance in the area following the spraying event. When we see positive samples at these locations everyone in the area needs to be mindful.”
Residents are reminded 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. Also, always wear insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors—especially at dusk and dawn.
Again, the City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) beginning tomorrow night through Saturday (10/15 through 10/17).
For more information about the West Nile Virus Action Plan and what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.