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 in the 800 block of Shady Lane.
The City will respond with targeted spraying for three consecutive nights within a half-mile radius of each of the positive trap locations. Spraying will start on Thursday night, September 8 and continue through Saturday night, September 11, weather permitting.
Please remember to continue taking personal protective measures including:
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 environmental coordinator at email@example.com.
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 that was collected in Colleyville, near the Southlake border, in the 500 Block of Forest Meadow Drive.
Per our Vector Control Plan, the City is required to spray via truck in a 1/2 mile radius. “Residents should continue to take precautions to protect themselves and their family by draining and treating standing water on their property,” says Fire Chief Mike Starr.
Chief Starr adds, “All residents need to be proactive against West Nile Virus by regularly checking for sources of water in both the expected and unexpected places to help eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.” It is important to drain areas that contain standing water, cover outdoor containers, and treat stubborn areas with larvicide. Also, remember to 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 area (see map(s) below) tomorrow night (6/23), Friday night (624), and Saturday night (6/25). “Thank you to the residents of Southlake for your diligence in the continued fight against West Nile Virus,” added Chief Starr.
For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com. To see an interactive map of the City of Southlake’s mosquito prevention efforts click here.
**Update – additional spraying**
The City received notification late Friday (10/16/2015) that a mosquito sample in Colleyville tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at the 500 block of Forest Meadow Drive in Colleyville which borders the City of Southlake.
In accordance with our West Nile Virus action plan, the City intends to ground spray a portion of the City of Southlake that is within a half-mile radius of the test location. The affected area will be sprayed for three consecutive nights beginning Saturday (10/17) and continuing through Sunday (10/18) and Monday (10/19), weather permitting.
The City of Southlake was notified Wednesday (10/14/15) that two mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
The samples were taken from traps at the 800 block of Shady Lane and the 3200 block of Woodland Drive. “These are the first two positive samples of West Nile to be reported in Southlake this year,” says Public Works Director Bob Price. “The City is following its protocol to control the disease spread by mosquitos.”
The City of Southlake plans to ground spray both of these areas beginning tomorrow, Thursday, October 15th. The spraying will occur for three consecutive nights continuing through Saturday (10/17), weather permitting. Director Price says that those residing outside of the half-mile spray radius should remain cautious. He adds, “The City will continue to conduct surveillance in the area following the spraying event. When we see positive samples at these locations everyone in the area needs to be mindful.”
Residents are reminded 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.
Again, the City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) beginning tomorrow night through Saturday (10/15 through 10/17).
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.