Tuesday, September 18, 2018

City to Spray After New WNV Positive Samples Taken

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

The positive West Nile Virus traps are located in the 100 block of Meadowlark Lane and the 2200 block of Shady Oaks Drive.

The City will begin spraying within the half-mile radius from the trap location. Spaying will occur Saturday night, September 15th through Monday night, September 17th, weather permitting.  The chemicals in the spray are specifically designed to target mosquitoes with a quick burn-off in sunlight to mitigate any pet health concerns.

Fire Chief Mike Starr who also oversees emergency management services, asks residents to continue taking protective measures to help 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 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 Amanda Meneses at (817) 748-8903 or email her at ameneses@ci.southlake.tx.us.

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