Saturday, October 31, 2020

City to Spray After Sample of West Nile Virus Tests Positive

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

The positive sample is located in the 800 block of Shady Lane. 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 24 and continue through Saturday night, August 26, weather permitting.

Fire Chief Mike Starr who also oversees emergency management services, asks residents to continue taking personal protective measures to reduce the mosquito population 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 Eric Hutmacher at (817) 748-8624 or email him at ehutmacher@ci.southlake.tx.us.