Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile Virus, city to spray

The city of Highland Village will spray for mosquitoes in the Castlewood area Saturday through Monday after a mosquito trap tested positive for West Nile Virus.

City crews will spray in the morning hours and will concentrate spraying efforts on the habitat of the Culex mosquito by spraying the creeks, drainage culverts and wooded wet areas, the city said in a news release Friday afternoon. See the spray map for the specific spray areas.

City crews are also currently treating standing water in culverts, creeks, wooded areas and greenbelts throughout the city. Residents should take the proper precautions to reduce their risk of getting the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus by remembering the four Ds: drain, dress, DEET and dusk/dawn.

Residents should:

  • Drain standing water around their homes to reduce mosquito breeding sites.
  • Dress in pants and long sleeves when outside in mosquito-infested areas, but avoid becoming too hot.
  • Apply an insect repellent that contains DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) to exposed skin and to clothing when outdoors.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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