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Carrollton Reports Positive Mosquito Trap; Commences Ground Spraying
Posted Date: 8/24/2015 7:00 AM

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed the ninth mosquito trap testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton for this mosquito season. The most recent trap was collected from the mosquito management area 2B, which is located between Rosemeade Parkway, Josey Lane, Hebron Parkway, and Old Denton Road. This area can be viewed in greater detail at cityofcarrollton.com/westnile. Carrollton Animal Services conducted ground-based spraying in the neighborhood outlined above on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25.

The City of Carrollton conducts mosquito trapping in sspray rigeven areas of the city each week of the mosquito season, April-September, and has collected a total of 126 samples so far this year. Although we are 4-6 weeks away from the end of this year’s season it is still very important to take appropriate precautions to protect yourself.

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.