Lewisville reports 16th positive West Nile Virus mosquito test

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Vector Disease Control International, a private company contracted by the City of Lewisville, has confirmed the city’s 16th positive West Nile Virus mosquito trap for 2016.

The 16th positive sample was collected Aug. 23, from a trap located in the 800 block of College Parkway, west of I-35E, right before N. Summit Ave. The mosquito trap in this location is one of nine core testing sites in the city.

Weather permitting, ground spraying/fogging will be conducted in a half-mile radius of this testing location, on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Thursday, Sept. 1. An automated “call out” from the City of Lewisville will happen Tuesday at 6 p.m., notifying residents that a positive trap was collected and where spraying will occur.

Trucks operated by Vector Disease Control International will conduct the spraying around 9 p.m. each night. The insecticide being used is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and poses minimal risk to humans, pets and the environment.

City crews are regularly walking through and visually inspecting creeks and drainage channels to look for potential mosquito breeding sites. The city has nearly a dozen workers in the Parks and Animal Services divisions who are state-certified to apply anti-larval dunks or localized pesticide to curb the mosquito population.

Residents are encouraged to report any mosquito complaints to Sherry Harper at 972.219.3481 or Chris McGinn at 972.219.3484.