Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed three mosquito samples testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Carrollton.
These samples were collected from the mosquito management areas 2A, 3A, and 5A. 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. The City of Carrollton conducts mosquito trapping in seven areas of the City each week of the mosquito season, April-October, and has collected 133 samples so far this year.
Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, on Monday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 15 beginning at approximately 9 p.m. and continuing until completed. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 15 mph or inclement weather.
Scott Hudson, Environmental Services Director, encourages citizens to practice the ‘4Ds’ to reduce the risk of WNV:
· DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you’re 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.