Aerial Spraying underway on City's Westside
After Mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus
Vector Control has received a result from a recent area of the city which tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The location is the 2900 block of Lawton Street near Martin Middle School. Vector Control officers collected samples from the trap Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
Crews will be aerial spraying the area in the evenings through Thursday, June 30, 2016. They are also surveying the neighborhood in hopes of identifying a source and examining abandoned properties.
Citizens living in the area are strongly urged to properly dispose of old car tires and empty all containers holding standing water.
Don’t forget the Four D’s:
- Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
- Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
- Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
- Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.