Southlake and Grapevine will ground spray for West Nile Virus tonight

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[Update 9:34 a.m. Sept. 20] Because of rain Thursday night the City of Southlake plans to spray at 9 p.m. Sunday. The City of Grapevine plans to spray at 10 p.m. Sunday.

The city of Southlake will ground spray for the West Nile Virus at three locations tonight and the city of Grapevine will ground spray at one location.

In Southlake, crews will spray a half-mile radius around three traps where mosquitoes showed positive results.

The pools are at 870 Shady Lane, 3240 Woodland Dr. and at 700 Greymoor Place.

The Greymoor Place location was sprayed earlier this month after it was the first Southlake testing pool to return a positive result.

Carroll ISD canceled outdoor recess at Rockenbaugh, Old Union and Walnut Grove Elementary schools today and Friday. The district chose those three campuses because of their proximity to the tests and spray zones.

Spraying will begin at 9 p.m. and is expected to end early Friday morning.

In Grapevine, a positive sample was detected in the 3500 block of Trumarc Drive. Spraying will begin at 10 p.m. within a half-mile radius of that site.

Grapevine follows Tarrant County’s recommendations for ground spraying when West Nile virus samples test positive.

The county’s first positive sample for West Nile was reported June 27 in Grapevine, about three weeks later than last year.

Kyle Taylor, Southlake’s assistant to the director and coordinator of Emergency Management, said residents should continue to practice proper safety habits to guard against West Nile, including removing standing water, using insect repellant with DEET, wearing long sleeves and pants when outside and staying indoors at dawn and dusk.

“We are urging people to take this personally,” said Bob Price, Southlake public works director, via press release. “Residents should continually check their property for standing water and treat any standing water with larvicide.”

Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770

Twitter: @dustindangli

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