Wednesday, December 12, 2018

City to Spray After Shady Oaks Drive Tests Positive for WNV

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 West Nile Virus trap is located in the 2200 block of Shady Oaks Drive. This is the fourth positive test at Shady Oaks for 2018.

The City will begin spraying within the half-mile radius from the trap location. Spaying will occur Saturday night, October 6th through Monday night, October 8th, 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.  The contractor advised it is possible to spray in current weather conditions, however they will postpone or cancel during a major rain event.

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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