Saturday, October 31, 2020

City of Southlake Receives Positive Notice on Two WNV Mosquito Traps

The City of Southlake received notice from Tarrant County Public Health that two 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 1700 block of Weeping Willow Way. 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 for Saturday September 26th, Sunday September 27th, and Monday September 28th,  during the evening hours, weather permitting.  Emergency Manager Meneses asks residents to remember to continue taking personal protective measures including:

  • Drain standing water; 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

Please review the fact sheet located in the link for more information on West Nile Virus, signs and symptoms, and how you can protect yourself. Reducing the mosquito population is key, please dump any standing water on your property, refrain from overwatering your lawns, and clean out any areas that collect water or remain damp.

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