Monday, September 21, 2020

City of Southlake Receives Positive Notice on Two WNV Mosquito Traps

The City of Southlake has received notice from Tarrant County Public Health that 2 mosquito traps in Southlake have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The positive samples are located near the 3200 block of Woodland Drive and the 800 block of Shady Lane.

Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “We will continue to implement our aggressive mosquito testing plan 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 three consecutive nights within a half-mile radius of the positive trap location.  Spraying dates are set Saturday August 22nd, Sunday August 23rd, and Monday August 24th.  Emergency Manager Meneses 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 and pants when out during dusk and dawn and;
  • Wear insect repellent containing DEET
  • If you see any areas of concern, please report it to the Office of Emergency Management

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