Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Three More Samples for West Nile Found in Southlake

WNV 4DsThe City of Southlake was notified Wednesday (10/8/2014) that three mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at the 800 block of Shady Lane, the 100 block of Meadowlark Lane, and at the 700 block Ashleigh Lane.  A small portion of the Shady Lane spray zone is scheduled to take place in the 76051 zip code in Grapevine.

“We have seen recurring positive samples at these locations,” says Public Works Director Bob Price. “The City is following the West Nile Virus Action Plan to prevent positive samples, but we need the help of residents as well.”

Price adds that those residing outside of the half-mile spray radius should remain cautious, “We have six traps located strategically throughout the City—five that are stationary and one mobile. This means that when we see positive samples at these locations everyone in the area needs to be on alert.”

Price reminds everyone to look for sources of water in both the expected and unexpected places on a weekly basis and eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by draining standing water, covering outdoor containers, and treating undrainable areas with larvacide. Also, always wear insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors—especially at dusk and dawn.

The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) tomorrow night (10/9), Friday night (10/10), and Saturday night (10/11)—weather permitting.

For more information about the West Nile Virus Action Plan and what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

800 Block of Shady Lane.

800 Block of Shady Lane.

100 Block of Meadowlark Lane.

100 Block of Meadowlark Lane.

700 Block of Ashleigh Lane.

700 Block of Ashleigh Lane.

Two More Positive WNV Samples Found in Southlake

Mosquito Backyard

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The City of Southlake was notified Wednesday (9/24/2014) that two mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at 100 Meadowlark Lane and the 1700 block of Weeping Willow Way.

“We appreciate the help of residents reporting problem mosquito areas,” says Public Works Director Bob Price. “We use these reports to strategically place our roaming trap based on complaints and concerns.”

Price reminds everyone that the City needs your help to combat mosquito breeding on private property by to looking for sources of water in both the expected and unexpected places on a weekly basis and eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by draining standing water, covering outdoor containers, and treating stagnant water with larvicide.

The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) tomorrow night (9/25), Friday night (9/26), and Saturday night (9/27) in accordance with the City’s West Nile Virus Action Plan—weather permitting.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

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City Urges Residents to Help Fight WNV after Three More Positive Samples Found

Mosquito Backyard

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The City of Southlake was notified Wednesday (9/10/2014) that three mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at 2201 Shady Oaks Drive, 870 Shady Lane, and the 700 Block of Ashleigh Lane.

The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) for two consecutive nights beginning Friday (9/12/2014)—weather permitting.

“Weather forecasts are predicting thunderstorms through the end of the week, which will aide in flushing existing mosquito larvae,” said Public Works Director Bob Price.

Price adds, “The rain will provide new opportunities for standing water. Following the rain, residents are strongly encouraged to thoroughly inspect their backyards and treat any standing water with larvacide.”

Anything that can hold water for just a few days can become a mosquito breeding ground. Be sure to check your property for standing water. In addition to checking small containers, house gutters and French drains, staff encourages you to check for unexpected areas such as your water meter box, any tree holes, blocked irrigation heads, gutter drains and other underground pipes, pool overflow pipes, storm drains for the presence of standing water.

Residents should always remember to wear insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors, especially at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

Half mile radius of 870 Shady Lane.

Half mile radius of 870 Shady Lane.

Half mile radius of  2201 Shady Oaks.

Half mile radius of 2201 Shady Oaks Drive.

Half mile radius of the 700 block of Ashleigh Lane.

Half mile radius of the 700 block of Ashleigh Lane.

Second Positive Sample for West Nile Virus Found

The City of Southlake has been notified that a mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile Virus. The sample was taken from a trap in the 700 Block of Ashleigh Lane, located in Timarron.

The City will ground spray within a half-mile of the location around where the sample was found (see map below). Ground spraying will take place tomorrow night (8/28), Friday night (8/29) and Saturday night (8/30), after 9 p.m. in accordance with the City’s West Nile Virus Action Plan.

“Many people don’t realize that backyards are unintended breeding grounds for mosquitoes,” explains Public Works Director Bob Price. “Mosquitoes prefer stagnant water and any area that holds a little more than a teaspoon of undisturbed water for a couple of days can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.”

Price reminds everyone to Fight the Bite. Be sure to check your property for standing water. In addition check containers, house gutters and French drains, your water meter box, tree holes, blocked irrigation heads, gutter drains and other underground pipes, pool overflow pipes, storm drains for the presence of standing water. Finally, don’t forget to use insect repellent whenever you are outside where mosquitoes may be present.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, visit CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

The sample was taken from a trap at 700 Ashleigh Lane, which is located south of Rockenbaugh Elementary School.

The sample was taken from a trap at 700 Ashleigh Lane, which is located south of Rockenbaugh Elementary School.

Highland from N. Kimball to Sunshine Ln. Closed to Thru Traffic December 18-19

Utility work at Highland from North Kimball to Sunshine Lane will begin (weather permitting) Wednesday, December 18th and be completed on Thursday, December 19th. The street will be closed to thru traffic on those days as construction crews install water and sewer utility lines through the intersection.

In the coming days, motorists will notice electronic message boards at key points near the construction zone communicating the impending road closure. Please be aware of the message boards and plan for alternate routes on the construction days.

Residents of Andre Ct and Stanhope Court will continue to have access to their cul-de-sac coming from the west of Sunshine Ln.

The City respectfully asks that all travelers remain patient throughout this process. We understand that inconveniences will occur due to the construction but know that the City is committed to completing the work as quickly as possible.

The City also asks that all travelers remain patient throughout this process. We understand that inconveniences will occur due to the construction but know that the City is committed to completing the work as quickly as possible.

Deputy Director of Public works, Cheryl Taylor states, “Getting this work done is incredibly important. The utility work is part of Phase II of the North Kimball Avenue Widening and will allow for further progression on this significant roadway project.”

For more information regarding the North Kimball Avenue Improvement Project, please contact Steven Anderson, P.E. in the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098. For additional information about N. Kimball Avenue project, please visit the project web page.

City Schedules Two Ground Sprayings as Result of Positive Mosquito Sample

The City of Southlake has been notified that a mosquito sample has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The sample was taken from a trap at 870 Shady Lane.

The City intends for an initial ground spray to take place within a half-mile radius of the affected area (see map below) Thursday night (10/10/2013). Due to the high volume of mosquitos and a repeated positive sample in this area, the City scheduled an additional spraying for Friday night (10/11/2013).

Public Works Director Bob Price reminds residents: “Though temperatures are cooling, mosquitos will remain active until low temperatures become consistent. Residents should continue to take caution to protect themselves and their family.”

Price also adds that everyone should use insect repellent containing DEET whenever you are outside and where mosquitoes may be present—especially during dusk and dawn when they are most active and remove any standing water on their property.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

Half mile radius of 870 Shady Lane

Three More Positive WNV Mosquito Samples Found

UPDATE 9/20/2013 -2:15 p.m. – Because of continued inclement weather and the detrimental effect of the current storm on the mosquito breeding grounds, the City has determined that ground spraying will not take place until 9:00 p.m. Sunday (9/22) night.

UPDATE: 9:35 p.m. Due to inclement weather, ground spraying for Thursday 9/19 has been postponed.  Spraying is now planned for Friday night, weather permitting.

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The City of Southlake was notified Wednesday(9/18/2013) that three mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at 3240 Woodland Drive, 870 Shady Lane, and 700 Greymoor Place.

The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) Thursday night—weather permitting, or on Friday if necessary.

Public Works Director Bob Price has this reminder for residents: “We are urging people to take this personally. Residents should continually check their property for standing water and treat any standing water with larvicide.”

Price also adds that everyone should use insect repellent containing DEET whenever you are outside and where mosquitoes may be present—especially during dusk and dawn when they are most active.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

Half mile radius of 3240 Woodland Drive.

Half mile radius of 870 Shady Lane

Half mile radius of 700 Greymoor Place.

 

 

 

UPDATE: Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for WNV – Ground Spraying to take place 9/12

UPDATE September 12, 2013: Spraying will begin at approximately 9:00p.m. and continue for several hours. Residents in the affected area are encouraged to take the proper precautions listed below during this time. For frequently asked questions about ground spraying, click here.

The City of Southlake has been notified that a mosquito sample has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The sample was taken from a trap at 700 Greymoor Place which is located south of Rockenbaugh Elementary School. The City has made the decision to ground spray, using Permanonea, in a ½ mile radius  around where the sample was found (see map below).  Ground spraying will take place Thursday night (9/12) in accordance with the City’s West Nile Virus Action Plan.

“While this is Southlake’s first positive test this year, we feel that it’s important to take action quickly to help eliminate future positive tests,” said Public Works Director Bob Price. “In the meantime, people who live in the area are encouraged to protect themselves and their families, by using bug spray every time you go outdoors and staying indoors during the dusk and dawn hours.”

During spraying people are encouraged to follow these precautions:

  • Avoid being outside during spraying; close windows and keep pets inside.
  • If skin or clothes are exposed, wash them with soap and water.
  • Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables with water as a general precautionary measure.
  • Cover small ornamental fish ponds.
  • Because the chemical breaks down quickly in sunlight and water, no special precautions are suggested for outdoor swimming areas.

Once spraying is complete, city staff will continue to inspect and if needed treat public property for mosquitoes. Mosquito samples will also continue to be taken in specified locations and then will be sent to Tarrant County for testing. Southlake residents are encouraged to remain vigilant on private property to help reduce the mosquito population.

Price reminds everyone to Fight the Bite. Anything that can hold water for just a few days can become a mosquito breeding ground. Be sure to check your property for standing water. In addition to checking small containers, house gutters and French drains, staff encourages you to check for areas such as your water meter box, any tree holes, blocked irrigation heads, gutter drains and other underground pipes, pool overflow pipes, storm drains for the presence of standing water. Finally, don’t forget to use insect repellent whenever you are outside where mosquitoes may be present.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.