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Trapped mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus

Post Date:08/08/2018

The City of Keller has been notified by the Tarrant County Public Health Department that a mosquito sample from within the city limits has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The city’s first positive test this year, the sample was taken from a trap located at 151 Bear Creek Pkwy. West. 

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, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Efforts will target roads and public land within a half-mile of the trap collection site. (SEE 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 5:30 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 environmentalservices@cityofkeller.com

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