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Carrollton Reports Positive Mosquito Trap; Commences Ground Spraying
Posted Date: 7/21/2015 7:00 AM
fight the biteDallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed two mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton. These traps were collected from mosquito management areas 4B and 7B. Area 4B is located between Josey Lane, Frankford Road, George Bush Turnpike, and our eastern city limits. Area 7B is located between Broadway Street, Belt Line Road, Josey Lane, and our southern city limits. These areas can be viewed in greater detail at cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. The City of Carrollton conducts mosquito trapping in seven areas of the city each week of the mosquito season, April-September, and has collected a total of 98 samples so far this year.

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, today and tomorrow, July 27 and 28, at approximately 9 p.m. until completed. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 10 mph or inclement weather.

Scott Hudson, Environmental Services Director, encourages citizens to practice the ‘4Ds’ to reduce the risk of WNV:
• DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellants that contain DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
• DRESS: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
• DRAIN: Remove all areas of standing water in and around your home.
• DUSK & DAWN: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn hours when mosquitoes are most active.

Contact Carl Shooter, Animal Services Manager at (972) 466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.