Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed another two mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton this week. The traps were collected from mosquito management areas 1A and 7A. These areas include the neighborhoods located between Broadway Street, Keller Springs Road, Josey Lane and Belt Line Road and the area bounded by Josey Lane, Hebron Parkway, Marsh Lane, and the northeast City limits. This area 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 160 samples so far this year.
Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the residential neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, today and tomorrow, September 15 and 16, commencing around 9:30 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.
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