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Northeast Times | October 26, 2021

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Tarrant County Public Health reports no positive mosquito samples in Colleyville

Tarrant County Public Health reports no positive mosquito samples in Colleyville

TCPH has notified that the city that none of the mosquito samples submitted from Colleyville this week tested positive for the West Nile Virus. While this is good news, everyone is reminded to stay vigilant.

The most important thing citizens can do to reduce the risk of exposure to the West Nile virus is to eliminate mosquito-breeding areas around the home and limit exposure to feeding mosquitoes. Here are some simple things to eliminate potential breeding sites around the home:

-Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots, cemetery urns, or in pet dishes for more than two days
-Get rid of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools, or other containers that collect and hold water
-Clean debris from rain gutters, remove standing water from flat roofs, and repair leaks around faucets and air conditioners
-Change the water in birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week
-Fill or drain puddles, ditches and swampy areas
-Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats or pools, and arrange the tarp to drain the water