Trophy Club has contracted with an independent company, Municipal Mosquito that specializes in mosquito surveillance and abatement during the 2020 mosquito season. The Mosquito Management Program includes weather monitoring, activity reports, inspection and ongoing larvicide treatment of known mosquito development sites, stormwater catch basin inspection, and treatment, adult mosquito surveillance (four traps located in known mosquito areas, one is a Zika trap) and weekly testing of trapped samples.
We are happy to report that the West Nile Virus trap results for this week were NEGATIVE! For additional info about the West Nile Virus and prevention techniques please visit the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/
Mosquito samples collected in the central portion of Trophy Club (around Durango) have tested POSITIVE for the West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the FIRST positive collection sample the Town has received this season! Larviciding efforts will take place on two consecutive nights with a truck-mounted ground spraying (adulticiding) Thursday, August 20th, and Friday, August 21st between 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM.! For additional info about the West Nile Virus and prevention techniques please visit the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/
What can YOU do:Personal protection is the most effective way to combat mosquitos, especially for those who are 50 and over. Residents should take the proper precautions to reduce the risk of getting bites by remembering the Four D’s: dress, defend, dusk/dawn, and drain.
Residents should also make special efforts to reduce potential mosquito breeding areas within their yards and within their neighborhoods. Eliminate any standing water that collects on your property, for example, drain tires, cans, flowerpot saucers or anything else that holds water. Make sure gutters drain properly and clean gutters regularly. Change the water in birdbaths at least once a week. Use BTI briquettes, or larvicide briquettes, in standing water. BTI is a biological control agent that is very specific for killing mosquito larvae (available at home improvement and hardware stores).
More Information:If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please contact 682.237.2900 or for general questions about West Nile Virus in humans please call the Denton County Health Department’s West Nile Hotline at 940-349-2907. For general questions about West Nile virus in animals, please call the Texas Cooperative Extension at 940-349-2882.