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Trapped mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Post Date:10/03/2018

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 fifth and sixth positive tests this year, the samples were taken from traps located in the 7000 block of Shady Grove Road and the 1700 block of Ottinger Road.

In accordance with the city’s Mosquito Abatement policies and recommendations from Tarrant County Public Health, ground spraying will take place near the collection sites the evenings of Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Efforts will target roads and public land within a half-mile of the trap collection sites. Gated communities: please leave your gates open both evenings if you wish to have your streets sprayed. (Shady Grove Spray Radius, Ottinger Road Spray Radius)

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 standing water you suspect may be a mosquito breeding area, email environmentalservices@cityofkeller.com