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The Coppell Environmental Health Department staff conducts mosquito control activities year-round, but increases those efforts from April through October — the most active mosquito season in North Texas.The Health Department works along with the Texas Department of State Health Services, Dallas County Health and Human Services Department, and area health departments to conduct surveillance and testing of the mosquito population for diseases including West Nile Virus. The Environmental Health Department will continue to protect the health and well-being of residents through surveillance, control, education, research, and technology to prevent and control mosquito-borne diseases.
Mosquito trapping begins in the spring, and continues until mosquito activity decreases, typically early fall. The trapped mosquitoes are sent to a laboratory where they are tested for the presence of West Nile Virus. Spraying activity will begin when notification is received that there is a positive mosquito sample of West Nile Virus.
During the mosquito trapping season, the Environmental Health Department receives notification on Mondays around noon regarding the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquito traps. Spraying will be conducted on Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am in areas where mosquitoes have tested positive for WNV. As a precaution, when spraying takes place in your neighborhood residents are recommended to stay indoors. The purpose of spraying is to reduce the infected mosquito population, thus reducing the risk to residents and animals.Mosquito Control Spraying Frequently Asked Questions
Mosquito Virus ComparisonFight the BiteDallas County West Nile Watch Center For Disease Control Travel NoticesCDC Mosquito Bite Prevention - Not All Mosquitoes are the SameAmerican Mosquito Control Association