Three more mosquito samples in Southlake have tested positive for the West Nile virus, Southlake officials reported.
The samples were collected from 2201 Shady Oaks Drive, 870 Shady Lane, and on Southridge Parkway near Peytonville Avenue, officials reported.
The city will ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
“All residents need to take this personally and fight the bite,” Fire Chief Mike Starr said. “The moment you step outside you are at risk and need to be taking the proper precautions by using insect repellent containing DEET—especially during dusk and dawn,” Starr said.
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Residents are urged to empty standing water in outdoors containers, which perpetuates mosquito breeding, city officials said. — Monica S. Nagy