The City of Carrollton is taking action to “Fight the Bite”. The surveillance program has 14 fixed testing sites. Each week mosquitoes will be collected from seven of these sites and the following week the next seven will be tested. The City of Carrollton conducts mosquito trapping each week of mosquito season, April-October, and has collected a total of 133 samples so far this year.
Three positive samples were collected from the mosquito management areas 2A, 3A, and 5A this week. Areas 2A and 3A are located between Sam Rayburn Tollway, Old Denton Road, Rosemeade Parkway, and Frankford Road. Area 5A is located between Old Denton Road, Trinity Mills Road, Josey Lane, and Frankford Road. These areas can be viewed in detail at cityofcarrollton.com/westnile.
Carrollton Animal Services conducted ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above on Monday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 15. Spraying is not conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 15 mph or inclement weather.
The City reminds citizens of the importance of following the four Ds: use insect repellants that contain DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus any time you are outside, DRESS in long, loose, and light-colored clothing when outside, DRAIN all areas of standing water in and around your home, and limit outdoor activities during DAWN and DUSK when mosquitoes are most active. Free mosquito dunks are available to residents at the Carrollton Animal Services Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road). Staff is only able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. For more information or to view the map of City testing sites, visitcityofcarrollton.com/westnile.