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Additional Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for WNV

Post Date:07/15/2020 2:05 PM

On Wednesday, July 15, Tarrant County Health Department notified the City of Colleyville of a positive test result for West Nile virus in 1 of the 6 submitted mosquito samples for the week of July 9. The positive sample was located in the vicinity of Briarhaven Lane. This is the 5th sample that has tested positive for WNV in 2020.

The test site will be treated with larvacide and is scheduled for continued treatment and testing. Residents within a quarter-mile of the sample area are notified by CodeRED.

While the City is proactively working to control mosquito populations throughout town, citizen involvement, and personal protection is essential. The best defense is to practice these habits, known as the "Three Ds":

  1. Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
  2. Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
  3. Drain standing water where mosquitos breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots, and clogged rain gutters.

For more information, visit the City of Colleyville's Mosquito Control and Management page or go to Tarrant County's Mosquito Prevention page.

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