The outcomes from a Southlake mosquito entice.
School is out and summer time is right here and so are the mosquitoes. Could constructive exams for West Nile Virus be far behind?
“The City has obtained a number of complaints about mosquitoes within the neighborhoods,” stated Southlake’s Environmental Coordinator Christi Upton. “The excellent news is, regardless of the heavy rain over the previous a number of weeks, the standing water left behind and an elevated variety of mosquitoes in our traps, we now have not seen any constructive exams in Southlake.”
These elevated numbers seize Upton’s curiosity due to the potential enhance within the variety of mosquito bites on each birds and other people. This, in flip, may enhance the danger of a mosquito selecting up the illness and spreading it.
The City manages a program to entice mosquitoes and take a look at for WNV. When a constructive result’s discovered, a delegated crew carries out a focused floor spraying motion plan.
Already this season, Tarrant County has seen at the least one constructive take a look at for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Richland Hills and lots of of our neighbors in Dallas County and Denton County have additionally had constructive take a look at outcomes. If earlier years are any indication, this summer time will doubtless see constructive take a look at outcomes slowly spreading throughout our area and probably to Southlake
This summer time, as with earlier summers, the City is providing mosquito dunks to Southlake residents.
“The dunks are efficient and protected for the surroundings,” added Upton. City Staff are placing dunks in standing water left after the rains and encourage residents to do the identical. Dunks might be picked up within the following location, the Public Works Operations Building, 1950 E Continental, DPS Headquarters 600 State Street (Fire Station aspect) and Town Hall 1400 Main avenue within the planning division (third flooring).
While the dunks are essential, Southlake’s Emergency Management Coordinator Ben Williamson says they’re only one piece of the puzzle. “People have to observe the 4Ds.”
1. Wear mosquito repellent with DEET
2. Work to empty areas of standing water in and round their home together with their gutters, exterior toys and buckets; deal with areas that can not be drained with dunks
3. Dress in lengthy sleeves and pants when open air
4. Be particularly cautious of mosquitoes between nightfall and daybreak.