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From the City of Weatherford
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the City of Weatherford was notified that locally trapped mosquitoes tested positive for carrying West Nile Virus. The following information is provided to help our citizens understand the City’s course of action in light of these results.
In March 2013, the Weatherford City Council approved a Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. The plan emphasized the reduction of mosquito breeding sources, larviciding to help prevent larvae from becoming biting adults, and chemical treatment as a last resort. After entering into the contract, traps were placed in five strategic locations throughout the City. The plan included regular trapping of adult mosquitoes and testing for West Nile Virus. Chemical treatment, simply referred to as “spraying” was recommended only if or when trapped mosquitoes test positive for the virus.
Because we have received positive test results, the City has decided to ground-spray the affected area on Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and on Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. This action is being taken in an effort to help prevent the possible spread of the West Nile Virus.
Weather permitting, spraying will occur according to the following schedule:
Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12
Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 13
The targeted location includes the area North to the intersection of Pamela Drive and Hickory Lane, West to the intersection of Hilltop Drive and Clear Lake Road and Southeast to Santa Fe Drive including the entire Briarwood Subdivision.
Please view the map of the target area for the October 11-13, 2013 Mosquito Spraying.
How to Help Protect Yourself by Following the 4 Ds of Protection
DRAIN standing water around the home.
Use insect repellent containing DEET.
Avoid being outdoors at DUSK and DAWN when mosquitoes are most active.
DRESS to protect yourself with long sleeves and pants to reduce skin exposure.
For More Information
For more information regarding symptoms and the mosquito abatement program please visit our website at http://weatherfordtx.gov/mosquito