Mosquito Samples Tests + for WNV
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquito samples collected in two areas within the City of Haltom City. The first sample is from an area in Northeast Haltom City around Placid Dr. The second sample is from an area in east Haltom City around Diamond Oaks Drive South.
As a result of these positive pool samples, Haltom City sprayed this area the evenings of July 27, 28, & 29. This area will be sprayed on the evenings of August 11, 12, & 13. View the public notice from our Environmental Services Coordinator here.
While the insecticide is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for treatment, residents in areas to be sprayed should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. Persons inside a vehicle while trucks are actively spraying should remain in their vehicles with the window up and the air conditioner on until the trucks pass and the spray is no longer visible. Persons outside during the scheduled spraying time should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come in contact with the spray are advised to wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. The spray breaks down quickly in the presence of sunlight and has no residual effect.
Haltom City reminds residents of the importance of taking personal protective measures to safeguard against the West Nile Virus. Residents should routinely dump standing water on their property, use repellent and cover arms & legs from dust to dawn.
Haltom City has compiled a list of ways you can protect yourself. Visit the link here.