FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
September 28, 2018 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected in unincorporated Southwest Tarrant County.
The sample is from the area around Westridge Road (map). Weather permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts in this area on Saturday, Sept. 29, 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 4,155 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory; 200 samples from Tarrant County have resulted positive for WNV – Arlington (40), Bedford (8), Benbrook (1), Colleyville (22), Crowley (1), Euless (8), Everman (1), Fort Worth (30), Grand Prairie (2), Grapevine (8), Haltom City (5), Haslet (1), Hurst (6), Keller (4), Kennedale (2), Lake Worth (1), Mansfield (4), North Richland Hills (25), Pantego (7), Richland Hills (7), Southlake (10), Unincorporated (5) and Watauga (2).
TCPH would like to remind 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 pants.
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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