Highland Village to spray June 26-28 after mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Highland Village. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Highland Village. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Highland Village. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Crews will spray for mosquitoes on June 26, 27 and 28 after a trap in the Sellmeyer Lane and Murray Park areas of Highland Village tested positive for West Nile virus.

Spraying will be done in the mornings and will concentrate around creeks, drainage culverts and wet wooded areas, according to a city news release.

The city’s Public Works Drainage Division tests regularly for the presence of West Nile virus between May and October. Click here for more information on the city’s treatment plans.

Residents are reminded to remove standing water on their property that could serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Areas include plant trays, pet water bowls and French drains.

People can also protect themselves from getting bitten by mosquitoes carrying the virus by dressing in pants and long sleeves when outdoors. Residents are also advised to use insect repellent containing DEET.

See the map below for areas where spraying will be done.

By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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