The weather is warming up and the City of Carrollton is taking action to “Fight the Bite”. The surveillance program has 14 fixed testing sites. Each week mosquitoes will be collected from seven of these sites and the following week the next seven will be tested. The first samples were collected Friday, May 8 and the results of these tests were negative for West Nile Virus.
In the next couple of weeks, signs will be displayed in Carrollton parks, greenbelts, and medians to remind citizens about the importance of following the four Ds:
• DRESS to avoid mosquito bites by wearing long, loose and light-colored clothing when outside;
• DEFEND yourself by using insect repellents approved by the EPA or CDC;
• DUSK to DAWN outside activities should be avoided when possible, and especially if one isn’t dressed and prepared with repellent; and
• DRAIN all areas of standing water in and around the home, including wading pools, pet dishes and birdbaths.
Free mosquito dunks are available to residents at the Carrollton Animal Services Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road). Staff is only able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last.
For more information about West Nile virus and prevention, visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile.
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