The calendar only reads March, but a summer pest is already swarming around North Texas.
The Dallas County Health Department is reporting an 11th case of Chikungunya virus in the county.
The West Nile Virus is in north Fort Worth. Residents say one of the positive mosquito tests is a result of the city not following its own advice.
More than any other area, health officials have found more mosquitoes with West Nile in Tarrant County. The City of Bedford has had the most positive mosquito tests — double the number of any other city in the county.
When it comes to mosquitoes the main concern for North Texans lately has been West Nile Virus. Now health officials in Houston believe they’ve trapped a mosquito carrying a virus known as chikungunya.
Homeowners have started using an unconventional method to keep pesky mosquitoes from buzzing around.
City workers in Colleyville have been engaged in what, so far, seems like a futile fight. Despite aggressive treatment, the West Nile Virus keeps popping up in one area — over and over.
Some smartphone apps claim to repel mosquitoes but DEET may work best.
Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed the first two human cases of West Nile virus infection for the 2014 season. The two residents were diagnosed with West Nile fever.
Dallas has confirmed its first positive West Nile test of the season and will immediately begin mosquito control spraying in the neighborhood.
Authorities at the Texas Department of State Health Services have confirmed the state’s first human case of a West Nile-related illness.
“Kill ‘em all!” chuckles Ross Lind, with no sympathy for the mosquitoes of Dallas. He’s ecstatic to hear city crews in Dallas are ready to start spraying for them near his neighborhood.