Sunday, November 1, 2020

City to Spray After Positive West Nile Sample Found

The City of Southlake has received notice from Tarrant County Public Health that one mosquito trap in Southlake has tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The positive sample is located near City Park in the 200 block of Watermere Drive. The City will respond with targeted spraying for three consecutive nights within a half-mile radius of the positive trap location. Spraying will start on Thursday night, August 31 and continue through Saturday night, September 2, weather permitting.

Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “Continued positive samples of the West Nile Virus serve as reinforcement that citizens should try to do everything they can to reduce the possibility of being exposed to the virus.”

Residents can help reduce their exposure to WNV by continuing to take 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 and emergency management coordinator at ehutmacher@ci.southlake.tx.us.