Carrollton Reports Positive Mosquito Traps; Schedules Ground Sprayingwest nile virus
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed two mosquito samples testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton. These samples were collected from the mosquito management areas 1A and 2A. Area 1A is located between North Josey Lane, East Hebron Parkway, Marsh Lane, and Carrollton’s northern City limits. Area 2A is located between West Hebron Parkway, Old Denton Road, and Carrollton’s northern City limits. These areas can be viewed in detail at cityofcarrollton.com/westnile and a map can be downloaded here. The City of Carrollton conducts mosquito trapping in seven areas of the City each week of the mosquito season, May-October, and has collected 91 samples so far this year.
Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7 beginning around 9 p.m. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 15 mph or inclement weather.
Cory Heiple, Environmental Services Director, encourages citizens to practice the ‘4Ds’ to reduce the risk of WNV:
- DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you are 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.