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 700 block of Ashleigh Lane.
The City will begin spraying within a half-mile radius from the trap location. Spraying will begin on Tuesday night, August 17th, and continue through Thursday night, August 19th, weather permitting. The chemicals in the spray are specifically designed to target mosquitos 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 emergency manager Amanda Meneses at (817) 748-8903 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.