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Carrollton Reports Positive Mosquito Trap; Commences Ground Spraying
Posted Date: 9/29/2015 7:00 AM
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed an additional mosquito trap testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton. The most recent trap was collected from the mosquito management area 1A. Area 1A is located between Marsh Lane, Hebron Parkway, Josey Lane, and our northern city limits. This area can be viewed in greater detail at 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 161 samples so far this year. Although we are just a couple of weeks away from the end of this year’s season it is still very important to take appropriate precautions to protect yourself.
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Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhood outlined above, weather permitting, Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30, beginning around 9:00 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. 

For more information or to view the map of City testing sites, visit