Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus
On Wednesday July 25th, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) notified the City of Colleyville that 3 mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile Virus. The positive samples were collected near the 3700 block of Briarhaven Lane, the 6800 block of Milton Drive, and the 5200 block of Bransford Road.
Last week, TCPH notified the City that one sample tested positive for West Nile Virus and was taken near the 200 block of McDonwell School Road. This was the 1st sample that tested positive for West Nile Virus in Colleyville in 2018.
While the City is proactively working to control mosquito populations, citizen involvement and personal protection is essential. The best defense is to practice these habits, known as the "Three Ds":
- Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
- Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
- Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.