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August 27, 2014

Southlake to spray for mosquitoes after second positive West Nile sample

Southlake officials announced Wednesday that a second mosquito sample has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

Southlake officials announced Wednesday that a second mosquito sample has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

The sample was taken in the 700 block of Ashleigh Lane, which is south of Rockenbaugh Elementary, according to the city’s website.

Ground spraying is scheduled within a half-mile radius of the sample site. Spraying will begin after 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

City officials urge residents to check for standing water and to use insect repellent.

Last week’s sample was found in the 500 block of Regency Crossing. Both positive samples were in the Timarron subdivision.

“Many people don’t realize that back yards are unintended breeding grounds for mosquitoes,” Public Works Director Bob Price said in a statement.

“Mosquitoes prefer stagnant water and any area that holds a little more than a teaspoon of undisturbed water for a couple of days can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.” — Monica S. Nagy

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