Thursday, November 26, 2020

City to Spray After Positive West Nile Virus Sample Found Near Southlake

The City of Southlake has been notified that a mosquito sample has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The sample was taken from a trap that was collected in Colleyville, near the Southlake border, in the 500 Block of Forest Meadow Drive.

Per our Vector Control Plan, the City is required to spray via truck in a 1/2 mile radius. “Residents should continue to take precautions to protect themselves and their family by draining and treating standing water on their property,” says Fire Chief Mike Starr.

Chief Starr adds, “All residents need to be proactive against West Nile Virus by regularly checking for sources of water in both the expected and unexpected places to help eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.” It is important to drain areas that contain standing water, cover outdoor containers, and treat stubborn areas with larvicide. Also, remember to wear insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors—especially at dusk and dawn.

The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected area (see map(s) below) tomorrow night (6/23), Friday night (624), and Saturday night (6/25). “Thank you to the residents of Southlake for your diligence in the continued fight against West Nile Virus,” added Chief Starr.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com. To see an interactive map of the City of Southlake’s mosquito prevention efforts click here.

WNV Spray area