Two traps in Southlake have tested positive for the West Nile virus. In order to remain proactive in our response to the West Nile Virus, the City of Southlake will utilize targeted ground spraying within a half-mile of the positive test results which were located in the 900 block of Mission Drive and the 800 block of Shady Lane. The spraying will start on Thursday night August 25, and continue through Saturday night August 27, weather permitting.
This is the seventh time this year, and the third consecutive week in a row, that the city of Southlake will respond to mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “We are still seeing a trend with positive West Nile Virus Samples so we are encouraging residents to continue to do their part to help us control the spread of the West Nile Virus.”
Please remember the personal protective measures you can take:
· Drain standing water in artificial containers; this is the primary source of mosquitoes
· Dress in long sleeves
· Wear insect repellent containing DEET