GRAPEVINE — The city of Grapevine administered ground spraying last week after receiving confirmation that a local mosquito sample had tested positive for carrying the West Nile virus.The city’s first positive sample this year was found Wednesday in 2700 block of Whitby Lane in Yorkshire Meadows Park. The area sprayed on Thursday covered a half-mile radius from the sample site.Grapevine follows Tarrant County’s recommendations for ground spraying when West Nile virus samples test positive. Last year, the county’s first positive sample for West Nile was reported June 27 in Grapevine. Grapevine sprayed for mosquitoes a day after the June positive test was confirmed at a trap in the 300 block of West Dallas Road, located near the police station. The city continues to follow efforts of past years to hand out mosquito larvicide dunks to kill larvae that can be placed in standing water that cannot be drained. The larvicide dunks can be obtained in Parks and Recreation administration at City Hall at 200 South Main St. or at the Municipal Service Center at 501 Shady Brook Drive during normal operating hours. They are available to Grapevine residents at no charge with a limit of two per month. To report standing water or mosquito problems, Grapevine residents can call 817-410-3330. For additional information on mosquito control, visit grapevinetexas.gov.
Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367