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Carrollton Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps; Continues Ground Spraying

Remain Vigilant; Protect Against West Nile Virus

Post Date:09/20/2016 7:30 AM

September 20, 2016

Carrollton Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps; Will Conduct Ground Spraying 

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed three mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 2B, 3B, and 5B. Area 2B is located between Hebron Parkway, Josey Lane, Old Denton Road, and Rosemeade Parkway. Area 3B is located between Rosemeade Parkway, Frankford Road, and Josey Lane. Area 5B is located between Old Denton Road, Trinity Mills Road, Josey Lane, and Keller Springs Road. The City of Carrollton conducts mosquito trapping in seven areas of the city each week of the mosquito season, April-October, and has collected a total of 175 samples so far this year.

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22, beginning approximately 9 p.m. 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.

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.



September 13, 2016

Carrollton Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps; Will Conduct Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed three mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 1A, 2A, and 6A. Areas 1A and 2A are located between Hebron Parkway and our northern city limits. Area 6A is located between Trinity Mills Road, Marsh Lane, Keller Springs Road, and Josey Lane. The City of Carrollton conducts mosquito trapping in seven areas of the city each week of the mosquito season, April-October, and has collected a total of 166 samples so far this year.

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15, beginning approximately 9 p.m. 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.  

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.

August 23, 2016

Carrollton Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps; Will Conduct Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed three mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 1B, 2B and 5B. Area 1B is located between Hebron Parkway, Josey Lane, Rosemeade Parkway, and Midway Road. Area 2B is located between Josey Lane, Hebron Parkway, Rosemeade Parkway and Old Denton Road. Area 5B is located between Keller Springs Road, Josey Lane, President George Bush Turnpike, and Old Denton Road. These areas can be viewed in greater 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 a total of 139 samples so far this year.    

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25, beginning approximately 9 p.m. 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.

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.



August 9, 2016 

Carrollton Reports Two Positive Mosquito Traps; Will Conduct Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed two mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 6B and 7B. Area 6B is located between Belt Line Road, Josey Lane, Keller Springs Road, and our eastern city limits. Area 7B is located between Josey Lane, Belt Line Road, Valwood Parkway, and Broadway Street. The City of Carrollton conducts mosquito trapping in seven areas of the city each week of the mosquito season, April-October, and has collected a total of 118 samples so far this year.

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhood outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11, beginning approximately 9 p.m. 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.

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.

August 2, 2016

Carrollton Reports Positive Mosquito Trap; Will Conduct Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed one mosquito trap testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. This trap was collected from the mosquito management area 7A. Area 7A is located between Belt Line Road, Broadway Street, Keller Springs Road, and Josey Lane. This area can be viewed in greater 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 a total of 109 samples so far this year.

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhood outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4, beginning approximately 9 p.m. 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.

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.


July 27, 2016

Carrollton Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps; Confirmed West Nile Virus Case 

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed three mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 5B, 6B and 7B. Area 5B is located between Trinity Mills Road, Old Denton Road, Keller Springs Road, and Josey Lane. Area 6B is located between Kelly Boulevard, Belt Line Road, Marsh Lane, and Keller Springs Road. Area 7B is located between Belt Line Road, Broadway Street, Valwood Parkway, and Webb Chapel Road. These areas can be viewed in greater 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 a total of 100 samples so far this year.    

Denton County Health Department has confirmed a positive human case of West Nile Virus in the 75007 area of Carrollton. Staff will conduct additional surveillance in this area to help determine if this case was acquired locally. If supported by our testing results, additional ground spraying will be conducted during our scheduled spraying this week.      

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28, beginning approximately 9 p.m. 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.

     

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.


July 19, 2016

Carrollton Reports Two Positive Mosquito Traps; Continues Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed two mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 4A and 7A. Area 4A is located between Rosemeade Parkway, Frankford Road, Josey Lane, and our eastern city limits. Area 7A is located between Broadway Street, Whitlock Lane, Belt Line Road, and Josey Lane. These areas can be viewed in greater 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 a total of 91 samples so far this year.     

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, beginning approximately 9 p.m. 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.

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.


July 11, 2016

Carrollton Reports Four Positive Mosquito Traps; Continues Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed four mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 4B, 5B, 6B, and 7B. Area 4B located between Frankford Road, Josey Lane, Trinity Mills Road, and Kelly Boulevard. Are 5B is located between Trinity Mills Road, Broadway Street, Whitlock Lane, and Josey Lane. Area 6B is located between Keller Springs Road, Josey Lane, Belt Line Road, and Marsh Lane. Area 7B is located between Belt Line Road, Broadway Street, Valwood Parkway, and Josey Lane. These areas can be viewed in greater 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 a total of 84 samples so far this year.     

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14, beginning approximately 9 p.m. 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.

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.


July 5, 2016

Carrollton Reports Five Positive Mosquito Traps; Continues Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed five mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 1A, 2A, 4A, 6A, and 7A. Area 1A and 2A are located between Hebron Parkway and our northern city limits. Area 4A is located between Frankford Road, Josey Lane, Rosemeade Parkway, and our eastern city limits. Area 6A is located between Trinity Mills Road, Josey Lane, Keller Springs Road, and our eastern city limits. Area 7A is located between North Broadway Street, Belt Line Road, Whitlock Lane, and Josey Lane. These areas can be viewed in greater 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 a total of 76 samples so far this year.     

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7, beginning approximately 9 p.m. continuing until completed.  Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 10 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.

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.

 

June 28, 2016

Carrollton Reports Six Positive Mosquito Traps; Continues Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed six mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton from this week’s cycle of tests. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 1B, 2B, 4B, 5B, 6B, and 7B. Area 1B and 2B are located between Old Denton Drive, Rosemeade Parkway, Kelly Boulevard, and Hebron Parkway. Area 4B is located between East Trinity Mills Road, Josey Lane, Frankford Lane, and our eastern city limits. Area 5B is located between Old Denton Drive, Whitlock Lane, Josey Lane, and President George Bush Turnpike. These areas can be viewed in greater 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 a total of 68 samples so far this year.     

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30, beginning approximately 9 p.m. continuing until completed.  Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 10 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.

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton's response to this positive sample result.

June 21, 2016

Carrollton Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps; Continues Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed three mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton for this mosquito season. These traps were collected from the mosquito management areas 2A, 5A, and 7A. Area 2A is located between Chickasaw Drive, Old Denton Drive, Hebron Parkway, and Sam Rayburn Tollway. Area 5A is located between Cambridgeshire Drive, Dickerson Parkway, Frankford Road, and Old Denton Road. Area 7A is located between Whitlock Lane, Broadway Street, Belt Line Road, and Josey Lane. These areas can be viewed in greater 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 a total of 60 samples so far this year.     

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, weather permitting, Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 beginning around 9 p.m. continuing until completed.  Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 10 mph or inclement weather.

Environmental Services Director Scott Hudson 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.

Contact Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.

 

June 14, 2016

Carrollton Reports Positive Mosquito Trap; Continues Ground Spraying

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed the first mosquito trap testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton for this mosquito season. This trap was collected from the mosquito management area 7B, located between South Broadway Street, Belt Line Road, Josey Lane, and Valwood Parkway. This area can be viewed in greater 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 through October, and has collected a total of 51 samples so far this year.    

Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in the neighborhood outlined above, weather permitting, on Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 beginning approximately 9 p.m. and continuing until completed.  Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 10 mph or inclement weather.

Environmental Services Director Scott Hudson 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. Contact Carl Shooter, Animal Services Manager, at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.

Contact Carl Shooter, Animal Services Manager, at 972-466-3421 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile for more information regarding the City of Carrollton’s response to this positive sample result.

 

April 15, 2016

Remain Vigilant; Protect Against West Nile Virus

The City of Carrollton continues to work to protect our residents from the threat of West Nile Virus. Our community has been divided into seven mosquito management areas.  Each week since May, a sample pool of mosquitoes has been collected from each area and tested for West Nile Virus.  When a sample tests positive, the mosquito management area is sprayed twice and the area retested.

Along with surveillance and spraying efforts, the City has focused efforts on source reduction, including inspecting and treating many areas of stagnant water; almost half of which were abandoned swimming pools. To further support this source reduction effort, the City has partnered with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to distribute free packages of mosquito dunks that can be used by residents to treat standing water on their property. These mosquito dunks are still available at the Carrollton Animal Services and Adoption Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road).  Remember that you can serve as your best source of protection by draining standing water, wearing DEET-based repellent, dressing in long sleeves and pants, and limiting activity from dusk to dawn.

Visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile or call the City of Carrollton West Nile Virus hotline at 972-466-3202 for the most up-to-date information. This recorded service includes updates on the City’s West Nile Virus activities, such as dates and times for mosquito spraying by ground trucks. Callers can also leave requests for more specific information. 

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