FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
August 31, 2018 (Tarrant County, TX) -- Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in mosquito samples collected in both unincorporated Northwest and Southwest Tarrant County.
The samples are from the areas around East Peden Road (map), Paper Shell Way (map) and Colina Vista Road (map). Weather permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts in this area on Tuesday, Sept. 4, starting at 9 p.m. and concluding by 5 a.m. the following morning.
In an effort to inform the public, TCPH has issued a notification to neighbors in the area and will continue until the time of spraying. You can find the most current information on our Be Mosquito Free webpage or our Facebook page.
To date, the department has tested 3,430 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory; 102 samples from Tarrant County have resulted positive for WNV – Arlington (27), Bedford (1), Colleyville (14), Euless (1), Everman (1), Fort Worth (9), Grand Prairie (2), Grapevine (4), Haltom City (2), Hurst (3), Keller (1), Kennedale (1), Lake Worth (1), North Richland Hills (19), Pantego (3), Richland Hills (6), Southlake (3), Unincorporated (3), and Watauga (1).
TCPH reminds residents of the importance of taking personal
protective measures to safeguard against West Nile Virus. Residents
should routinely dump standing water on their property, use
EPA-approved insect repellent, and dress in long sleeves and
TCPH's most recent video Mosquitoes Love Water has tips to show residents how to take control of their property and help protect their neighbors. You can also view the following videos: Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites and Barrier Treatments to Prevent Mosquitoes.
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