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The Colony WNV Release 8-17-12

The Colony WNV Release 8-17-12

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News Release
 –
8/17/12
For Additional Information Contact:Jerry Young
 –
(469)853-1222Pam Nelson
 –
(972)624-3958
As the City continues it’s preventative control efforts to combat West Nile virus, ongoing
trapping and testing is taking place on a weekly basis throughout the City. This ongoing testinghas resulted in multiple positive pools for West Nile mosquitoes in the following locations:
 
Area north of and including Five Star and Hawaiian Falls, and areas east of Blair Oaks,north of Memorial Drive, and south of South Colony
 
The Tribute subdivision
 
A portion of the Legends and Northpointe, east of Morningstar and south of NorthColony, and north of Memorial DriveA truck mounted adult mosquito treatment treatment will be conducted in all three of theseareas for 2 consecutive nights (weather permitting), beginning Saturday, 8/18 and concludingon Sunday, 8/19. If inclement weather prevents the treatments from taking place those nights,the treatments will take place the following night(s). The treatments will begin atapproximately 10pm. If you live in close proximity to any of these areas please plan to keep allpeople and pets indoors overnight, and cover any ponds or pet watering bowls.Additionally, a recent test has indicated a positive pool for West Nile mosquitoes in one otherlocation:
 
Adjacent to the drainage area west of the end of McAfee DriveAdditional testing will take place next week in this location and a second positive test will resultin an adult mosquito treatment being applied in that area. Should a second test come backpositive, additional information regarding the treatment dates/times will be released to thepublic.The City will continue its proactive approach in prevention of mosquito-borne disease sourceson public property. However,
the best prevention for everyone in the community is througheducation and personal protection
, especially for the elderly and those with health issues, byfollowing the
4 D’s listed below:
 
 
Dress to protect: wear long sleeves and long pants.
 
Dusk and Dawn: avoid being outside at these times if possible.
 
DEET: wear insect repellent with DEET or an effective alternative.
 
Drain standing water: eliminate any water that stands for longer than 5 days or treatwater with larvicide according to the label.On Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00pm, The Colony will host a public forum on West Nile virus atThe Colony Community Center, 5151 North Colony Blvd. The speaker will be a localentomologist, Mr. Patrick Prather of Rid All Pest Control, and he will talk about what The Colonyis doing to battle the West Nile virus and the steps that you can take at home to protectyourself and your family and to help the City fight the battle. This session is FREE and open to allresidents of The Colony.Citizens can go to the following websites for more information:
Sign up for the City email subscription list for up to date notifications:http://mygovhelpadmin.us/THECOLONYTX/_cs/MCOptInOut.aspx?sSessionID=EB8A91CB5FDC40FBA3E70D3AEA16A803VEXZFVAShttp://www.thecolonytx.gov/Depts/PARD/mosquitocontrol.htmlTexas Department of State Health Services:http://bit.ly/NDuEtqDenton County Health De
partment
 
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Date of Treatment: 8/18/12 - 8/19/12
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City of The Colony - Adult Mosquito Treatment Area Overview 

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