Lewisville Mosquito Trap Tests Positive For West Nile

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LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) –  A Lewisville mosquito trap has tested positive for West Nile Virus, it’s the 17th positive sample collected in the city this year.

Vector Disease Control International, a private company contracted by the City of Lewisville, collected the sample from a trap located in the 500 block of Legends Drive. Three previous mosquito tests collected from this same trap also were positive.

Weather permitting, ground spraying/fogging will be conducted in a half-mile radius of this location on Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14th around 9 o’clock each evening. The insecticide being used is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and poses minimal risk to humans, pets and the environment.

City crews regularly walk through and visually inspect 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.

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