Saturday, September 26, 2020

City of Southlake Receives Positive Notice on WNV Mosquito Trap

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 the 700 block of Ashleigh Lane. Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “We have an aggressive mosquito testing plan in place to help control the mosquito population. Southlake residents are our partners in this effort and we encourage the public’s continued help in the fight to reduce West Nile Virus.”

The City will respond with targeted spraying for two consecutive nights within a half-mile radius of the positive trap location. Spraying will start on Monday night, July 27th and continue through Tuesday night, July 28th, weather permitting.

Chief Starr asks residents to 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 emergency manager Amanda Meneses at ameneses@ci.southlake.tx.us