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West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: August 18, 2014.

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, August 18, 2014, We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and one of our samples was confirmed positive for West Nile virus.  This sample was collected in mosquito management area 5B, which can be viewed in greater detail  on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile.  Based on these results we will be spraying the area between Old Denton, Whitlock, Josey and President George Bush Turnpike the evenings of August 18th and 19th, weather permitting.  Our spraying will occur from 9:30 p.m. until completion each evening.  Another sample will be collected this week to confirm that our spraying was sufficient to reduce this risk.  Please continue to protect yourself by wearing an approved repellent, drain standing water on your property, limit outdoor activity from dusk through dawn and dress in long sleeves and pant.  Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or to report stagnant pools or standing water. This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, August 26th. 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.”

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: August 11, 2014.

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, August 11, 2014, We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and one of our samples was confirmed positive for West Nile virus. This sample was collected in mosquito management area 7A, which can be viewed in greater detail on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. Based on these results we will be spraying the area between I-35, Keller Springs, Josey and Belt Line the evenings of August 11 and 12th, weather permitting. Our spraying will occur from 9:30 p.m. until completion each evening. Another sample will be collected this week to confirm that our spraying was sufficient to reduce this risk. Please continue to protect yourself by wearing an approved repellent, drain standing water on your property, limit outdoor activity from dusk through dawn and dress in long sleeves and pant. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or to report stagnant pools or standing water. This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, August 19th. 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.”

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: August 6, 2014.

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 6th. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. This week we remind you to drain standing water on your property to prevent mosquito breeding. Remember, it takes less than an inch of water for mosquitos to breed so make sure to check all your pots, tires, and other containers for water! In addition to draining water, protect yourself by staying indoors at dusk and dawn, dressing in long sleeves and pants, and wearing an approved repellent. We are still providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. This hotline will be updated again on Wednesday, August 13th. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: July 29, 2014.

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 29, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. Don’t ever forget the four D’s for protecting yourself from the West Nile virus: stay indoors at dusk and dawn, dress in long sleeves and pants, defend yourself by wearing an approved repellent, and drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood. We are still providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. This hotline will be updated again on Wednesday, August 6th. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: July 23, 2014.

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, July 23, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. Don’t ever forget the four D’s for protecting yourself from the West Nile virus: stay indoors at dusk and dawn, dress in long sleeves and pants, defend yourself by wearing an approved repellent, and drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood. We are still providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or to report stagnant pools or standing water. This hotline will be updated again on Wednesday, July 30. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: July 15, 2014.

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 15, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and we have confirmed our first positive sample.  This sample was collected in mosquito management area 5A, which can be viewed in greater detail by on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile.  Based on these results we will be spraying the area between Dickerson Parkway, Frankford Road, Josey Lane and George Bush Turnpike the evenings of July 15th and 16th, weather permitting.  Our spraying will occur from 10:00 p.m. until completion each evening.  Another sample will be collected this week to confirm that our spraying was sufficient to reduce this risk.  Please continue to protect yourself by wearing an approved repellent, drain standing water on your property, limit outdoor activity from dusk through dawn and dress in long sleeves and pant.  Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or to report stagnant pools or standing water. This hotline will be updated again on Wednesday, July 16. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: July 9, 2014.

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, July 9, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. This week we want to remind you to drain standing water on your property. Make sure there are no tires, low spots in your yard, or cans and planters holding water. Remember, it only takes mosquitoes less than an inch of water to breed. You can also report standing water on nearby properties to Animal Services. We are still providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or to report stagnant pools or standing water. This hotline will be updated again on Wednesday, July 16. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: July 2, 2014.

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, July 2, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. This week we all look forward to celebrating July 4.  We appreciate that much of the celebration will lead to outdoor activity during dusk and dawn.  That being said, it is more important than ever to protect yourself so that you may enjoy the festivities while significantly lowering your exposure to biting mosquitoes.  You can do this by wearing light colored clothing and applying an approved repellent, as well as draining standing water on your property prior to the holiday.  Although we have not received positive results from the samples we have collected, we know it is just a matter of time before we do.  So be safe, take precautions and enjoy your celebration!  We are still providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or to report stagnant pools or standing water.  This hotline will be updated again on Wednesday, July 9. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: June 25, 2014.

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 25, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. We continue to encourage folks to follow the four Ds as being proactive in protecting yourself is the surest way to reduce the threat of West Nile virus. This week we want to focus on defending yourself by wearing an approved repellent. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that you use products approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use as repellents applied to skin or clothing. Of the products registered with the EPA, those containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection. Along with defending yourself by wearing an approved repellent, you should dress in long sleeves and pants, drain standing water, and limit your activity from dusk to dawn. We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or to report stagnant pools or standing water. This hotline will be updated again on Wednesday, July 2nd. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: June 18, 2014.

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 18, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. We continue to encourage folks to follow the four Ds as being proactive in protecting yourself is the surest way to reduce the threat of West Nile virus.  This week we want to focus on dressing in long sleeves and pants.  By dressing in long sleeves and pants you minimize the skin exposed to potential mosquito bites.  Think about wearing lighter colors as darker colors may attract mosquitoes.  The fewer bites you receive, the less opportunity there is to contract West Nile virus.  Along with dressing in long sleeves and pants, drain standing water, limit your activity from dusk to dawn and defend yourself by applying an approved repellent.  We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or reporting stagnant pools or standing water.  This hotline will be updated again on Wednesday, June 25th. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: June 11, 2014.

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 11, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. We continue to encourage folks to follow the four Ds as being proactive in protecting yourself is the surest way to reduce the threat of West Nile virus.  This week we want to focus on draining standing water. Take a look around your home to be sure that there are no cans, planters, bottles, tires or even low spots in the yard that are holding water.  Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in less than an inch of water making each of these unsuspected areas perfect for mosquitoes.  Some may think that these areas could not have the impact that larger water sources do, but keep in mind that an mosquito egg raft is only a couple of centimeters long, but each raft contains nearly 100 eggs.  So taking care of these small items can have a huge impact on reducing the mosquito population in your area.  Along with draining standing water, please Dress in long sleeves and pants, limit your activity from dusk to dawn and defend yourself by applying an approved repellent.  We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or reporting stagnant pools or standing water.  This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, June 17th. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: June 3, 2014.

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 3, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. We continue to encourage folks to follow the four Ds as being proactive in protecting yourself is the surest way to reduce the threat of West Nile virus.  This week we want to focus on better defining “Dusk through Dawn”.  To be safe we are encouraging you to add an hour or two to the time frame we would normally consider sun down to sun up.  As the temp cools slightly as the sun goes down mosquitoes will become more active.  In many cases there will still be plenty of sunlight, which causing some confusion on the level of mosquito activity that our residents are reporting.  The same applies to dawn, although the sun may be up the temperature and humidity may support activity a little longer in the mornings.  So in the evening on your walk or in the morning while you sit outside with a cup of coffee, you still need to focus on protecting yourself.  Please continue to follow the four Ds, which are Defend yourself by wearing an approved repellent, Drain standing water on your property, Dress in long sleeves and pants and limit activity from Dusk through Dawn. We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or reporting stagnant pools or standing water.  This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, June 10th. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: May 28, 2014. 

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, May 28, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. One way you can significantly reduce the mosquito population in your area is drain standing water, fill low spots in your yard and report stagnant water such as abandoned pool to our team in Animal Services by calling (972) 466-3420.  Keep in mind that standing water along the concrete curbs or temporary standing water in parking areas after rainfall do not pose a significant risk as they do not usually contain organic matter needed to support mosquito egg development.  Recently we have been contacted about testing dead birds. When first learning about West Nile virus in 2002, birds were often tested and used to help determine where the virus was active. With our increased mosquito testing results  consistently coming back negative for West Nile, we won’t be testing the bird at this time. While one dead bird isn’t a cause for concern, multiple dead birds would be.  Please continue to follow the four Ds, which are Defend yourself by wearing an approved repellent, Drain standing water on your property, Dress in long sleeves and pants and limit activity from Dusk through Dawn. We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or reporting stagnant pools or standing water.  This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, June 3rd. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: May 20, 2014.

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, May 20, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. We have received several requests for spraying and want to take this opportunity to remind our residents that spraying is reserved for our response to positive mosquito samples.  This approach of only spraying areas that have tested positive will reduce the risk of mosquitos building a resistance to the pesticides we use in our local mosquito population.  One way you can significantly reduce the mosquito population in your area is drain standing water, fill low spots in your yard and report stagnant water such as abandoned pool to our team in Animal Services by calling (972) 466-3420.  Also remember to follow the four Ds, which are Defend yourself by wearing an approved repellent, Drain standing water on your property, Dress in long sleeves and pants and limit activity from Dusk through Dawn. We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or reporting stagnant pools or standing water.  This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, May 20th. 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.“  

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: May 13, 2014.    

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, May 13, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. We have received several requests for spraying and want to take this opportunity to remind our residents that spraying is reserved for our response to positive mosquito samples. This approach of only spraying areas that have tested positive will reduce the risk of mosquitos building a resistance to the pesticides we use in our local mosquito population. Although it is still early in the season, Dallas County has already collected several positive mosquito samples, making it even more important to follow the four Ds, which are Defend yourself by wearing an approved repellent, Drain standing water on your property, Dress in long sleeves and pants and limit activity from Dusk through Dawn. We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center; we are able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can always leave a message with your West Nile Virus questions or concerns, or reporting stagnant pools or standing water. This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, May 20th. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: May 6, 2014.

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, May 6, 2014. We have received the results from the samples that were collected last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. In the next couple of weeks we will be setting out signs in our parks, greenbelts and medians. These signs will remind our community about the importance of following the four Ds, which are Defend yourself by wearing an approved repellent, Drain standing water on your property, Dress in long sleeves and pants and limit activity from Dusk through Dawn. We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center. Please remember that we are only able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. Remember that you can leave a message with you West Nile virus questions or concerns. You may also leave us a message reporting stagnant pools or standing water. This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, May 13th. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: April 29, 2014.

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, April 29, 2014. We have received the results from the samples we collect last week and each were negative for West Nile Virus. You may view our map of mosquito collection sites on our website at . In the next couple of weeks we will be setting out signs in our parks, greenbelts and medians. These signs will remind our community about the importance of following the four Ds, which are Defend yourself by wearing an approved repellent, Drain standing water on your property, Dress in long sleeves and pants and limit activity from Dusk through Dawn. Although we have not collected a positive sample, Dallas County has collected their first positive pool of mosquitoes last week. So we know that it is time to take action. We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center. Please remember that we are only able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, May 6th. 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.“

West Nile Virus Updates 2014 LATEST UPDATE: April 22, 2014.

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, April 22, 2014. This is the first update of 2014.  This year we have expanded our surveillance program from 6 fixed testing sites to 14 sites.  Each week mosquitoes will be collected from seven of these sites and the following week the next seven will be tested.  You may view our map of these sites on our website at www.cityofcarrollton.com/westnile.  The first series of samples were collected Friday and the results of these tests were negative for West Nile virus.  In the next couple of weeks we will be setting out signs in our parks, greenbelts and medians.  These signs will remind our community about the importance of following the four Ds, which are Defend yourself by wearing an approved repellent, Drain standing water on your property, Dress in long sleeves and pants and limit activity from Dusk through Dawn.  We are also providing free mosquito dunks at our Animal Shelter and our Senior Center.  Please remember that we are only able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last.  This hotline will be updated again on Tuesday, April 29th.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 “   

Last updated: 8/18/2014 3:21:10 PM