Trapped mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus
The City of Keller has been notified by the Tarrant County Public Health Department that two mosquito samples from within the city limits have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The city’s third and fourth positive tests this year, the samples were taken from traps in the 7000 block of Shady Grove Road and at 151 Bear Creek Parkway W.
In accordance with the city’s Mosquito Abatement policies and recommendations from Tarrant County Public Health, ground spraying will take place near the collection site the evenings of Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11, 2017. Efforts will target roads and public land within a half-mile of the trap collection site. (Shady Grove Map) (Bear Creek Pkwy. W Map)
The contractor will be using water-based insecticides that offer low toxicity, low odor, rapid biodegradation and high mosquito mortality. Activity will happen between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. both nights, while mosquitoes are active and winds are slow.
For additional information, please call Public Works at 817-743-4080 or Environmental Services at 817-743-4092. To report any increase in mosquito population in your area, email firstname.lastname@example.org.