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West Nile Mosquito detected in Coppell Texas

06/26/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Nile Mosquito detected in the Coppell Texas area of 75019 zipcode.  The city is taking precautions.  Please review and see how you can help yourself if you live in the affected area(s).

Below is the Press Release from the Department of Dallas Health and Human Services.  

 

CONTACTS 

Renae Crutchfield, Public Information Officer

renae.crutchfield@dallascounty.org                                                                                

214.819.6329 (office) 214.394.8109 (cell)

 

Zachary Thompson, Director

214.755.9299 (cell)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DCHHS Confirms Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile

Ground Spraying Scheduled in Coppell

 

DALLAS (June 26, 2017) – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) laboratory confirmed mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.  The mosquito trap was collected from the 75019 zip code of Coppell.

DCHHS encourages residents in affected areas to be a part of the solution by eliminating insect breeding areas and larvae before mosquitoes reach the airborne stage.  In conjunction with Dallas County municipalities, mosquito abatement teams are responding by treating areas and ground spraying is currently scheduled.

 

Mosquito spraying schedule, weather permitting:

Coppell

Tuesday, June 27 from 9 p.m. to  5 a.m.

Wednesday,  June 28 from  9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

 

Residents should remain inside during the time sprayers are in the area. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 10 mph or inclement weather.

 

Residents should use the 4Ds to reduce exposure to mosquitoes:

  • DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions.
  • Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
  • Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace.
  • Dusk & Dawn: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

 

Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides that are available for retail purchase. Larvicides are products used to kill immature mosquitoes before they become adults. Larvicides are applied directly to water sources that hold mosquito eggs, larvae, or pupae. When used well, larvicides can help reduce the overall mosquito burden by limiting the number of mosquitoes that are produced, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

DCHHS has information regarding mosquito prevention on its website.

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Coppell

Zip code 75019

Tuesday, June 27 from 9 p.m. to  5 a.m.

Wednesday,  June 28 from  9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

 

 

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For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at: zachary.thompson@dallascounty.org

Zachary S. Thompson
Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

 

Last Updated: 06/26/2017

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