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Warmer, rainy weather means mosquito season is upon us and the City's mosquito efforts are in full swing. The City of Coppell's Environmental Health Department began larviciding in March to help prevent mosquito larva from developing in known ponding areas in town and trapping mosquitoes begins in early May. If trapped mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus, ground spraying will be conducted around that area. Residents will be given advanced notice of spraying activity in their neighborhood.
In addition to the mosquito population control measures mentioned above, the Environmental Health Department also recommends mosquito dunks, which eliminate mosquito larvae when placed in standing water, but are harmless to other animals. Free packages of mosquito dunks and mosquito prevention information is available to residents at most City buildings, including Coppell Town Center located at 255 Parkway Blvd.
Prevention is Key
Protect yourself and your family from potentially dangerous bites by helping to control the mosquito population and taking precautions."Taking simple measures to help control the mosquito population around your home and practicing personal protective methods are the most effective ways to prevent mosquito bites and avoid West Nile or Zika infection," said Environmental Health Officer Luay Rahil.
Mosquitoes need water to breed and grow into adults. Eliminating any standing water can help control the population. Around your home be sure to:
To prevent mosquito bites, remember the Four D's:
For more information about mosquito activity and West Nile Virus, please visit coppelltx.gov/wnv.