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City to Spray After Sample of West Nile Virus Tests Positive

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 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 the positive trap location. Spraying will start on Thursday night, August 10 and continue through Saturday night, August 12, weather permitting.

Fire Chief Mike Starr who also oversees emergency management services, asks residents to continue taking personal protective measures to 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 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 and emergency management coordinator Eric Hutmacher at (817) 748-8624 or email him at ehutmacher@ci.southlake.tx.us.

 

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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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City to Spray After Positive West Nile Virus Sample Found

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 near City Park in the 200 block of Watermere Drive. Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “We have an aggressive mosquito testing plan in place 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 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 the positive trap location. Spraying will start on Thursday night, August 10 and continue through Saturday night, August 12, weather permitting.

Chief Starr asks residents to remember to continue taking personal protective measures 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 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 and emergency management coordinator at ehutmacher@ci.southlake.tx.us.

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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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DCHHS Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus

DALLAS (July 14, 2017) – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting the first human case of West Nile Virus infection in Dallas County for the year 2017. The case is a resident of the 75248 zip code of Dallas. The patient was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease. DCHHS is awaiting confirmation of the case from the Texas Department of State Health Services. For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, DCHHS does not provide additional identifying information. “Our mosquito surveillance program and the county and municipal abatement teams are taking appropriate actions to ensure the safety of our residents. However, it is important for residents to take the necessary precautions,” said Zachary Thompson, DCHHS director. The best way to avoid exposure to West Nile Virus is to avoid mosquito bites. Residents should use the 4Ds to reduce their risk: DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions. Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside. Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace. Dusk & Dawn: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. “Since there is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatments for WNV infection, residents should adhere to preventive measures to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director/health authority. For more information on mosquito prevention,goto: http://www.dalascounty.org/department/hhs/mosquito_prevention.html.DCHHS

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Colleyville responds to mosquito virus case

Tarrant County Public Health has informed the City of Colleyville that a resident has a confirmed case of a mosquito-borne illness after traveling to a country with active cases. The County also indicated that the resident is past the standard monitoring period.

The County has requested the City to set traps around central Colleyville to track the volume of mosquitoes. The City will continue to work with Tarrant County monitor the area.

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

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Resident tests positive for West Nile Virus

Tarrant County Public Health has notified the City of a confirmed human case of the West Nile Virus in east Colleyville.

This is the first human case reported in Colleyville this year. The city is following protocol in the surrounding area including sampling and applying larvicide in stagnant water in public areas.

Residents in a half-mile radius of the positive case have been notified via CodeRED. Residents are encouraged to practice prevention by dressing in long-sleeved shirts and pants when outdoors, using insect repellants containing DEET, and draining standing water.

The majority of people who become infected with the virus develop a very mild form of West Nile fever. Typical symptoms include a slight fever and muscle aches, lasting a few days. The most severe form of the virus may present symptoms such as headache, high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, seizures or paralysis.

The County also found positive results in mosquito test samples at the 4100 block of Windermere Court and the 3200 block of Scarborough Lane. Crews will treat the areas with larvicide and fogging this week. Residents in the area to receive fogging treatment have been notified via CodeRED.

For sampling and treatment related questions contact Randy Bright at 817.503.1092.

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Crews to treat mosquito sample site following positive West Nile Virus testing

Tarrant County Public Health notified the City of Colleyville on Wednesday, Sept. 28, of a mosquito sample taken at the 3700 block of Briarhaven Lane testing positive for West Nile Virus.

Crews will use larvicide and localized fogging to treat the site and surrounding area this week. The city is notifying residents within a quarter-mile of the sample area via CodeRED. Residences in proximity to the fogging will receive door-hanger notifications prior to the start of fogging.

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Mosquito sample site tests positive for West Nile Virus

Tarrant County Public Health informed the city on Wednesday, September 21, of a mosquito sample testing positive for West Nile Virus. The positive sample was taken near the 500 block of Forest Meadow Drive.

Crews will treat the areas with larvicide and will conduct targeted fogging in the area this week. The city is notifying residents within a quarter-mile of the positive test sites via CodeRED. City staff will leave a door-hanger notification prior to the start of fogging for residences near the treatment areas.

Learn about what you can do to combat mosquito population growth by visiting the Mosquito Management section of the citys website.

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City to Spray for West Nile Virus in Four Locations

The City of Southlake has received notice from Tarrant County Public Health that three mosquito traps in Southlake have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

The positive samples are located in the 2200 block of Shady Oaks Drive, the 800 block of Shady Lane, and the 2100 block of Lonesome Dove Ave. There is also a positive sample reported in the 500 block of Forest Meadows in Colleyville that borders our City.

The City will respond with targeted spraying for three consecutive nights within a half-mile radius of each of the positive trap locations, including the one in Colleyville that borders the City of Southlake. Spraying will start on Thursday night, September 22 and continue through Saturday night, September 24, weather permitting. Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “The City continues to proactively address the affected areas each week. We appreciate the public’s assistance in helping us reduce the West Nile Virus mosquito population.”

Please remember to continue taking personal protective measures 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 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 cupton@ci.southlake.tx.us.

 

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