Two more mosquito samples collected in Lewisville have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the city of Lewisville.
Vector Disease Control International, a private company contracted by the city, has confirmed the city’s seventh and eighth positive West Nile Virus mosquito traps for 2017, according to a city news release.
The seventh positive sample was collected Thursday from a trap located in the 600 block of Holfords Prairie Road, in an area between State Highway 121 and Business 121. A previous positive mosquito sample was collected from this same trap on July 13.
The eighth positive sample was collected Thursday from a trap located in the 500 block of Rachels Court, west of Interstate 35E, and just south of Bellaire Boulevard. A previous positive mosquito sample was collected from this same trap on June 22.
The first case of West Nile Virus in a person in Denton County, a Little Elm resident, was reported last week.
Ground spraying/fogging will be conducted in a half-mile radius of each testing location around 9 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday. The city will “call out” to residents on Tuesday at 6 p.m., notifying residents in both areas that a positive trap was collected and where spraying will occur. The insecticide being used is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and poses minimal risk to humans, pets and the environment, according to the city news release.
City crews are regularly walking through and visually inspecting creeks and drainage channels to look for potential mosquito breeding sites. The city has nearly a dozen workers in the Parks and Animal Services divisions who are state-certified to apply anti-larval dunks or localized pesticide to curb the mosquito population. Residents are encouraged to report any mosquito complaints to Chris McGinn at 972-219-3484.