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Targeted spraying for West Nile Virus in north and south Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth is constantly trapping and testing mosquitoes for West Nile Virus, and number of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in south Fort Worth in the area near Creekwood Lane, and in north Fort Worth in the areas near Rushmore Court and Fire Station 38 on Park Vista.

In conjunction with the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the city has decided to target ground spray to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Spraying dates and times

Spraying will take place from approximately 9 p.m. to midnight, and will be conducted within an approximate half-mile range of the trapping area. If a weather delay occurs on the first night, then spraying will be pushed to the following evening.

Creekwood Lane

Creekwood Lane area

Targeted ground spraying is scheduled to be conducted in the Creekwood Lane area of Fort Worth, zip code 76123, on the following days:

  • Sunday, Aug. 13
  • Monday, Aug. 14
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15

Fire Station 38

Fire Station 38 on Park Vista

Targeted ground spraying is scheduled to be conducted in the area of Fort Worth near Fire Station 38 on Park Vista, zip code 76244, on the following days:

  • Sunday, Aug. 13
  • Monday, Aug. 14
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15

Rushmore Court

Rushmore Court

Targeted ground spraying is scheduled to be conducted in the Rushmore Court area of Fort Worth, zip code 76137, on the following days:

  • Sunday, Aug. 13
  • Monday, Aug. 14
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15

The chemical used in the spray is similar to that sold over the counter at hardware stores, however, it is 3,500 times less concentrated. The spray is not hazardous to humans, pets, fish or larger insects. It’s deactivated by sunlight at daybreak.

Out of an abundance of caution, residents are asked to keep pets indoors and to keep windows closed during spraying. Except for a visible mist at the nozzle of the unit, residents should not expect to see a “fog,” and the spray concentrate is so low that most people cannot even detect an odor.

All residents in the area are asked to remain vigilant in draining water sources that are breeding pools for mosquitoes, and to wear mosquito repellant when outdoors.

Amping it up

In order to remain proactive when it comes to preventing the spread of mosquito viruses in the Fort Worth area, the city is “amping up” testing and preventative maintenance.

Fort Worth Code Compliance officers will be canvasing the neighborhood within a half-mile radius from the testing site, looking for possible mosquito hazards, and removing them from public property.

Additionally, the city will be mowing high grass and weeds, and trimming trees on public property near the testing site within the coming days.

Code officers will canvas the area prior to and during spraying. Additional information is available by calling the City Call Center at 817-392-1234 or visiting the city’s West Nile Virus page.

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Targeted spraying for West Nile Virus to begin Aug. 5 near Creekwood Ln.

The City of Fort Worth is constantly trapping and testing mosquitoes for West Nile Virus, and number of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in the area near Creekwood Ln.

In conjunction with the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the city has decided to target ground spray to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Spraying dates

Targeted ground spraying will be conducted in the Creekwood Ln. area of Fort Worth, TX 76123, on the following days:

  • Saturday, Aug. 5
  • Monday, Aug. 7
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8

Spraying will take place from approximately 9 p.m. to midnight, and will be conducted within an approximate half-mile range of the trapping area. If a weather delay occurs on the first night, then spraying will be pushed to the following evening.

The chemical used in the spray is similar to that sold over the counter at hardware stores, however, it is 3,500 times less concentrated. The spray is not hazardous to humans, pets, fish or larger insects. It’s deactivated by sunlight at daybreak.

Out of an abundance of caution, residents are asked to keep pets indoors and to keep windows closed during spraying. Except for a visible mist at the nozzle of the unit, residents should not expect to see a “fog”, and the spray concentrate is so low that most people cannot even detect an odor.

All residents in the area are asked to remain vigilant in draining water sources that are breeding pools for mosquitoes, and to wear mosquito repellant when outdoors.

Amping it up

In order to remain proactive when it comes to preventing the spread of mosquito viruses in the Fort Worth area, the city is “amping up” testing and preventative maintenance.

Fort Worth Code Compliance officers will be canvasing the neighborhood within a half-mile radius from the testing site, looking for possible mosquito hazards, and removing them from public property.

Additionally, the city will be mowing high grass and weeds, and trimming trees on public property near the testing site within the coming days.

Code officers will canvas the area prior to and during spraying. Additional information is available by calling the City Call Center at 817-392-1234 or visiting the city’s West Nile Virus page.

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Colleyville to conduct targeted mosquito spraying

Tarrant County has recommended the city conduct targeted mosquito spraying following an increase of mosquitoes in an area where a resident previously tested positive for a mosquito-borne illness after traveling to a country with active cases.

Crews will conduct targeted spraying in residents yards on Thursday, July 14, in the south central part of the city. City staff is visiting impacted residents in the area tonight, Wednesday, July 13, going door-to-door for permission to spray on residents property.

What you can do

Protect yourself from mosquito bites by following the Three Ds:

Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.

Additional Information and Questions

Mosquito species have different behaviors and carry different illnesses. For additional information regarding mosquito-borne diseases, please call the Tarrant County Public Health at 817.321.4700.

Colleyville Mosquito Control Management

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Positive WNV Sample – Spraying Scheduled

mosquito preventionTarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquito samples collected in two areas within the City of  Haltom City. The first sample is from an area in Northeast Haltom City around Estes Park Drive. The second sample is from an area in east Haltom City around Diamond Oaks Drive South.

Weather permitting, and with respect to Fourth of July outdoor activities, the City of Haltom City will begin ground spraying efforts in both locations on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016. Ground spraying will start at 9:00 p.m. and conclude by 5:00 a.m. the following morning. Haltom City will repeat these operations on both Wednesday, July 6th, and Thursday, July 7th.

Haltom City reminds residents of the importance of taking personal protective measures to safeguard against the West Nile Virus. Residents should routinely dump standing water on their property, use repellent and cover their extremities from dust to dawn. Haltom City has compiled a list of ways You Can Protect Yourself from mosquito-born illnesses.

Click the links below for visual maps of the zones that will be sprayed on the dates listed above.

Spray Zone 1

Spray Zone 2

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Mosquito Spraying – Oct 27, 28 & 29

haltom city spray zone oct 27 29 2015Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a mosquito sample collected in an area within the City of Haltom City. The sample is from an area in east Haltom City near Knapp Lake and Placid Dr.

Weather permitting (meaning no rain, wind speed is less than 10 miles/hr and the temperature is above 60 degrees), the City of Haltom City will begin ground spraying efforts in the Knapp Lake and Placid Dr. area on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015. Ground spraying will start at 9:00 p.m. and conclude by 5:00 a.m. the following morning. Haltom City will repeat these operations again, weather permitting, during the times listed above on Wednesday, October 28th, and/or Thursday, October 29th. The areas to be sprayed are outlined in the map to the right. Click on it to enlarge.

Haltom City does not spray when it is raining or when the wind is greater than 10 miles/hr or if the temperature is above 60 degrees because the ground spraying is not effective during these weather conditions. If the temperature is under 60 degrees, the adult mosquitoes hide in homes, vegetation, crawl spaces, and other such places where the temperature is warmer.

Haltom City reminds residents of the importance of taking personal protective measures to safeguard against the West Nile Virus. Residents should routinely dump standing water on their property, use repellent and dress accordingly from dusk to dawn. Haltom City has compiled a list of ways to protect yourself from mosquito bites here.

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UPDATE – Additional Spraying Area – Two Positive Samples of West Nile Reported

**Update – additional spraying**

File Oct 16, 5 44 49 PM

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.

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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.

Woodland Drive

Spray Area – .05 Mile Radius of 3200 Block Woodland Drive

 

 

 

 

WMV 2015 870 Shady Ln

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