Monday, January 18, 2021

City to Spray for West Nile Virus in Four Locations

The City of Southlake has received notice from Tarrant County Public Health that three mosquito traps in Southlake have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

The positive samples are located in the 2200 block of Shady Oaks Drive, the 800 block of Shady Lane, and the 2100 block of Lonesome Dove Ave. There is also a positive sample reported in the 500 block of Forest Meadows in Colleyville that borders our City.

The City will respond with targeted spraying for three consecutive nights within a half-mile radius of each of the positive trap locations, including the one in Colleyville that borders the City of Southlake. Spraying will start on Thursday night, September 22 and continue through Saturday night, September 24, weather permitting. Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “The City continues to proactively address the affected areas each week. We appreciate the public’s assistance in helping us reduce the West Nile Virus mosquito population.”

Please remember to continue taking personal protective measures including:

  • Drain standing water in artificial containers; this is the primary source of mosquitoes
  • Dress in long sleeves
  • Wear insect repellent containing DEET

For more information about the West Nile Virus, personal protective measures, or response actions, please visit CityofSouthlake.com or MySouthlakeNews.com. And as always, if you have any mosquito concerns, please reach out to our environmental coordinator at cupton@ci.southlake.tx.us.

 

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