This week Tarrant County notified the city that West Nile Virus has been found in mosquito samples submitted for testing in the 76108 zip code area, which includes the City of White Settlement. The reports indicate that West Nile Virus has also been found in many other cities throughout Tarrant County. Altogether, there have been 41 positive tests for West Nile Virus in Tarrant County in 2020.
In response, the city will continue mosquito trapping and submit the samples to Tarrant County in order to monitor the potential vector population of the virus. Most importantly, individuals are advised to take necessary measures to protect themselves and their families from mosquitoes now through October. This includes removing all standing water on your property, wearing clothing that covers arms, legs, and exposed skin, and finding an EPA-approved insect repellent that is right for you. Please take time to look at the attached graphics and visit the informative links to learn more about how to protect yourself from mosquitoes.
Tarrant County “Be Mosquito Free” campaign - https://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/disease-control---prevention/mosquito-borne-illness-season.html
Find the Right Insect Repellant - https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/find-repellent-right-you
Weekly Mosquito Virus Reports - https://www.dshs.texas.gov/idcu/disease/arboviral/westNile/reports/weekly/?terms=Arbovirus%20activity%20reports%202017