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West Nile Virus Updates 2013LATEST UPDATE: September 26, 2013 3:30 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Thursday, September 26th at 3:30 p.m. Dallas County announced this week that a Carrollton resident living in the 75006 area of our city was confirmed to have West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.  In response, we have increased surveillance in this area.  So far our mosquito samples are testing negative for West Nile Virus.  This is the first human case in Carrollton this year and the 8th case reported in Dallas County.  We will continue to test and should we identify a positive sample of mosquitoes we will then spray the target area twice and retest.  This recent case strongly supports the need to remain vigilant in following the four D’s.  You can protect yourself and your family by draining standing water, wearing DEET based repellent, dress in long sleeves and pants and limiting activity from dusk to dawn.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus or our mosquito control program please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

 

West Nile Virus Updates 2013LATEST UPDATE: September 6, 2013 4:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Friday, September 6th at 4:00 p.m. Dallas County reported today that one of the pools of mosquito we collected yesterday has tested positive for West Nile virus.  Based on this report, we will be spraying our east central mosquito management area.  This area is bordered by Josey Lane, Keller Springs and Frankford.  We will spray tonight and again on Sunday, September 8th.  This application is done by a truck mounted sprayer, which  we will operate on public rights of way only.  We will spray from 9:30 p.m. until about 1:30 a.m. each night.  Having our third sample test positive should serve as a reminder about the importance of following the four D’s.  You can protect yourself and your family by draining standing water, wearing DEET based repellent, dress in long sleeves and pants and limiting activity from dusk to dawn.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus or our spraying schedule please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

LATEST UPDATE: August 29, 2013 4:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Thursday, August 29th at 4:00 p.m. Dallas County reported today that one of the pools of mosquito we collected yesterday has tested positive for West Nile virus.  Based on this report, we will be spraying our southwest mosquito management area.  This area is bordered by Josey Lane, Keller Springs, I-35 and Valwood.  We will spray tonight and again on Friday, August 30th.  This application is done by a truck mounted sprayer, which  we will operate on public rights of way only.  We will spray from 9:30 p.m. until about 11:30 p.m. each night.  Having our 2nd sample test positive should serve as a reminder about the importance of following the four D’s.  You can protect yourself and your family by draining standing water, wearing DEET based repellent, dress in long sleeves and pants and limiting activity from dusk to dawn.  We still have plenty of mosquito dunks available for our residents, which may be picked up at our Animal Services and Adoption Center located at 2247 Sandy Lake Road.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus or our spraying schedule please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

West Nile Virus Updates 2013LATEST UPDATE: August 21, 2013 3:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Wednesday, August 21 at 3:00 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again this week and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  It is important to note that although we have had success this year, we are just now entering the peak of mosquito season.  That being said, you can protect yourself and your family by draining standing water, wearing DEET based repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants and limiting outdoor activity from dusk to dawn.  We still have plenty of mosquito dunks available for our residents, which may be picked up at our Animal Services and Adoption Center located at 2247 Sandy Lake Road.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

West Nile Virus Updates 2013LATEST UPDATE: August 9, 2013 3:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Friday, August 9th at 3:00 p.m. Dallas County reported today that one of the pools of mosquito we collected yesterday has tested positive for West Nile virus.  Based on this report, we will be spraying our east central mosquito management area.  This area is bordered by Josey Lane, Keller Springs and Frankford.  We will spray tonight and again on Sunday, August 11th.  This application is done by a truck mounted sprayer, which  we will operate on public rights of way only.  We will spray from 9:30 p.m. until about 1:30 a.m. each night.  Having our first sample test positive should serve as a reminder about the importance of following the four D’s.  You can protect yourself and your family by draining standing water, wearing DEET based repellent, dress in long sleeves and pants and limiting activity from dusk to dawn.  We still have plenty of mosquito dunks available for our residents, which may be picked up at our Animal Services and Adoption Center located at 2247 Sandy Lake Road.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus or our spraying schedule please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

West Nile Virus Updates 2013LATEST UPDATE: July 30, 2013 3:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Tuesday, July 30th at 3:00 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again this week and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  It is important to note that although we have had success this year, we are just now entering the peak of mosquito season.  Last week alone, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported that 10 cities submitted mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus.  Although Carrollton was not one of these cities, we appreciate we very easily could have been.  That being said, you can protect yourself and your family by draining standing water, wearing DEET based repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants and limiting activity from dusk to dawn.  We still have plenty of mosquito dunks available for our residents, which may be picked up at our Animal Services and Adoption Center located at 2247 Sandy Lake Road.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

West Nile Virus Updates 2013LATEST UPDATE: July 16, 2013 3:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Tuesday, July 16th at 3:00 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again this week and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  We are also pleased to announce that through a donation made by Dallas County Health and Human Services we have a limited amount of Mosquito Dunks to provide to our residents free of charge.  If you have standing water on your property that you are concerned about please visit our Animal Adoption Center at 2247 Sandy Lake Road to pick-up a package of this product.  Each package contains two dunks, which is enough to treat 200 square feet of surface area for up to 30 days. So that we can make this product available to as many of our residents as possible we may only provide one package per customer, while supplies last.   Remember, you can protect yourself by applying DEET based repellant, dress in long sleeves and pants during peak activity, limit outdoor activity from dusk to dawn and drain standing water.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

West Nile Virus Updates 2013LATEST UPDATE: June 25, 2013 10:00 a.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Tuesday, June 25th at 10:00 a.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again this week and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  Many of our residents have asked questions about our approach to spraying for mosquitoes.  We do not spray based on complaints, but instead reserve this activity to respond to samples that test positive for West Nile virus.  The city has been divided into 6 management areas and when a test is returned positive in a specific area, that area will be sprayed twice and retested.  By avoiding random or complaint based spraying we significantly reduce the opportunity to overexpose mosquitoes to pesticide, which would ultimately lead to a pesticide resistant mosquito population.  Remember, you can protect yourself by applying DEET based repellant, dress in long sleeves and pants during peak activity, limit outdoor activity from dusk to dawn and drain standing water.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

West Nile Virus Updates 2013LATEST UPDATE: June 17, 2013 3:30 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Monday, June 17th at 3:30 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again this week and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  Many of our residents have asked questions about our approach to spraying for mosquitoes.  We do not spray based on complaints, but instead reserve this activity to respond to samples that test positive for West Nile virus.  The city has been divided into 6 management areas and when a test is returned positive in a specific area, that area will be sprayed twice and retested.  By avoiding random or complaint based spraying we significantly reduce the opportunity to overexpose mosquitoes to pesticide, which would ultimately lead to a pesticide resistant mosquito population.  Remember, you can protect yourself by applying DEET based repellant, dress in long sleeves and pants during peak activity, limit outdoor activity from dusk to dawn and drain standing water.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

LATEST UPDATE: June 12, 2013 10:30 a.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Wednesday, June 12th at 10:30 a.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again today and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  This week we set an additional 8 traps, but instead of collecting adult mosquito sample we collected their eggs.  These eggs will be developed in a controlled environment and then exposed to pesticide to determine if mosquitoes in our area have developed any resistance to the pesticides we use.  This leads to a frequently asked question about our approach to spraying for mosquitoes.  We do not spray based on complaints, but instead reserve this activity to respond to samples that test positive for West Nile virus.  The city has been divided into 8 management areas and when a test is returned positive in a specific area, that area will be sprayed twice and retested.  By avoiding random or complaint based spraying we significantly reduce the opportunity to overexpose mosquitoes to pesticide, which would ultimately lead to a pesticide resistant mosquito population.  Remember, you can protect yourself by applying DEET based repellant, dress in long sleeves and pants during peak activity, limit outdoor activity from dusk to dawn and drain standing water.  If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

LATEST UPDATE: June 4, 2013 3:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script: 

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Tuesday, June 4th at 3:00 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again on Wednesday and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  Please keep in mind that although none of the samples collected this year have tested positive, we want to encourage everyone to remain focused on this serious threat to public health.  We feel so strongly about this issue that we invested in an additional 40 ground signs which were distributed throughout our community reiterating the importance of Draining standing water, wearing DEET based repellents, reducing activity from dusk to dawn and dress in long sleeves and pants during peak times.  This brings our total sign count to nearly 100.  Also remember that you can further reduce your risk by ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed properly and that screens are in place to reduce the threat of mosquitoes entering your home.  By avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes you significantly reduce your risk of exposure. We will continue to use this hotline to update our community on West Nile Virus. If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile

LATEST UPDATE: May 28, 2013 4:00 p.m. 

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Monday, May 28th at 4:00 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again on Wednesday and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  With recent rainfall in Carrollton we are urging each of our residents to inspect the outside of their homes for standing water.  Please be sure to drain pots, cans, bottles or other containers to prevent providing breeding sites for mosquitoes.  Low spots in your yard may be filled with top-soil to improve drainage on your property.  Along with draining standing water, we continue to encourage you to apply DEET based repellent, Dress in long sleeves and pants during peak activity and limit outdoor activity from Dusk to Dawn.  Also remember that you can further reduce your risk by ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed properly and that screens are in place to reduce the threat of mosquitoes entering your home.  By avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes you significantly reduce your risk of exposure. We will continue to use this hotline to update our community on West Nile Virus. If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

LATEST UPDATE: May 20, 2013 3:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Monday, May 20th at 3:00 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again on Wednesday and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  With recent rainfall in Carrollton we are urging each of our residents to inspect the outside of their homes for standing water.  Please be sure to drain pots, cans, bottles or other containers to prevent providing breeding sites for mosquitoes.  Low spots in your yard may be filled with top-soil to improve drainage on your property.  Along with draining standing water, we continue to encourage you to apply DEET based repellent, Dress in long sleeves and pants during peak activity and limit outdoor activity from Dusk to Dawn.  Also remember that you can further reduce your risk by ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed properly and that screens are in place to reduce the threat of mosquitoes entering your home.  By avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes you significantly reduce your risk of exposure. We will continue to use this hotline to update our community on West Nile Virus. If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile

LATEST UPDATE: May 13, 2013 2:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Monday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again on Wednesday and will update this line as soon as we have the results from these tests.  Last week we took another step to assist in preventing West Nile virus in our community by distributing 30 signs intended to remind folks about the importance of taking action to protect themselves from West Nile virus.  Including signs we have placed in our parks we have distributed more than 40 signs throughout our community this year!  We continue to encourage you to report abandoned swimming pools in your neighborhood or areas of standing water on undeveloped property.  As the weather warms up it is more important than ever for each of us to be vigilant about implementing the “Four D’s” as part of our daily practice.  This includes applying DEET based repellent, Dressing in long sleeves and pants during peak activity, limit outdoor activity from Dusk to Dawn and Drain standing water on your property.  Also remember that you can further reduce your risk by ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed properly and that screens are in place to reduce the threat of mosquitoes entering your home.  By avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes you significantly reduce your risk of exposure. We will continue to use this hotline to update our community on West Nile Virus. If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

LATEST UPDATE: May 6, 2013 8:30 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Monday, May 6th at 8:30 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again on Wednesday and will update this line next Monday to report the results.  We are currently seeking your support to lower the number of mosquito breeding sites in our community.  If you are aware of an abandoned home with a pool in your neighborhood or know of standing water on an undeveloped property, please leave us a message so that we may investigate.  It is more important than ever for each of us to be vigilant about implementing the “Four D’s” as part of our daily practice.  This includes applying DEET based repellent, Dressing in long sleeves and pants during peak activity, limit outdoor activity from Dusk to Dawn and Drain standing water on your property.  Also remember that you can further reduce your risk by ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed properly and that screens are in place to reduce the threat of mosquitoes entering your home.  By avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes you significantly reduce your risk of exposure. We will continue to use this hotline to update our community on West Nile Virus. If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile

LATEST UPDATE: April 29, 2013 4:30 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Monday, April 29th at 4:00 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  We will be setting mosquito traps again on Wednesday and will increase the number of fixed testing sites from 4 to 6.  This change will provide better coverage and will allow for a faster response should one of our traps test positive for West Nile virus.  It is more important than ever for each of us to be vigilant about implementing the “Four D’s” as part of our daily practice.  This includes applying DEET based repellent, Dressing in long sleeves and pants during peak activity, limit outdoor activity from Dusk to Dawn and Drain standing water on your property.  Also remember that you can further reduce your risk by ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed properly and that screens are in place to reduce the threat of mosquitoes entering your home.  By avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes you significantly reduce your risk of exposure. We will continue to use this hotline to update our community on West Nile Virus. If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile

LATEST UPDATE: April 22, 2013 3:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Monday, April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. We are pleased to report that the results from last week’s mosquito tests were each negative for West Nile virus.  Although our tests were negative, several communities in North Texas have confirmed West Nile activity during their testing efforts.  Based on this information it is more important than ever for each of us to be vigilant about implementing the “Four D’s” as part of our daily practice.  This includes applying DEET based repellent, Dressing in long sleeves and pants during peak activity, limit outdoor activity during Dusk and Dawn and Drain standing water on your property.  Also remember that you can further reduce your risk by ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed properly and that screens are in place to reduce the threat of mosquitoes entering your home.  We will continue to use this hotline to update our community on West Nile Virus. If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

 LATEST UPDATE: April 19, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The West Nile Virus hotline (972-466-3202) has been updated with the following script:

“You have reached the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus Hotline where you can find the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in our community. Today is Friday, April 19th at 12:00 p.m. We are currently gearing up for the 2013 mosquito season by updating our website, revising our communication plan and beginning our annual surveillance efforts.  Based on last year’s record number of positive human cases in North Texas it is more important than ever for each of us to be vigilant about implementing the “Four D’s” as part of our daily practice.  This includes applying DEET based repellent, Dressing in long sleeves and pants during peak activity, limit outdoor activity during Dusk and Dawn and Drain standing water on your property.  Also remember that you can further reduce your risk by ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed properly and that screens are in place to reduce the threat of mosquitoes entering your home.  We will continue to use this hotline to update our community on West Nile Virus. If you have additional questions related to West Nile Virus please leave a message or contact our team in Animal Services at (972) 466-3420.  You may also visit our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com\westnile“ 

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