West Nile Virus in Bedford

September 21, 2016


Zika Virus


The City of Bedford received notification from the Tarrant County Public Health Department of a positive human Zika Virus case. The Bedford resident contracted the virus in Miami, Florida.

The City of Bedford was informed that the resident was diagnosed with the Zika Virus on September 1, 2016. The diagnosis was initially reported to the State of Florida Health Department (FHD).

Per Tarrant County Health guidelines, the City of Bedford will be placing sampling traps around the area of the residence of the positive Zika case to allow the County to test for mosquitoes that may be carrying the Zika Virus. Additionally, City personnel will be treating this area for Zika in a radius located around the residence.

West Nile Virus


The City of Bedford was informed by the Tarrant County Public Health Department of 1 positive result for West Nile Virus in the most recent mosquito pools tested in Bedford. This positive sampling came from a trap located along Reliance Parkway. Residents around this area have been notified and City personnel will be treating this area for West Nile.

Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites to reduce your chance of getting an infected bite. This includes using an insect repellent containing a EPA-registered active ingredient. Check your home for possible mosquito breeding sites such as standing water in flower pots. Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn so take extra precaution during those times. Contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 for more information about West Nile Virus.

August 31, 2016


The City of Bedford was informed by the Tarrant County Public Health Department of 1 positive result for West Nile Virus in the most recent mosquito pools tested in Bedford.

It was in the Murphy Drive and Cummings Drive area. This is the first positive trap at this location. Residents within a quarter mile radius of the trapping station will be notified by Blackboard Connect. The Stormwater Crew will be in at 5 a.m. to treat the positive trap site.

Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites to reduce your chance of getting an infected bite. This includes using an insect repellent containing a EPA-registered active ingredient. Check your home for possible mosquito breeding sites such as standing water in flower pots. Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn so take extra precaution during those times. Contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 for more information about West Nile Virus.

August 18, 2016


The Tarrant County Health Department notified the City of Bedford of its second human case of West Nile virus. It is unknown at this time if the infection was contracted in Bedford.

The Bedford Public Works Department continues to aggressively treat problem areas but please take the necessary precaution to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, especially during the morning and evening hours. Wear long sleeve shirts and pants, use DEET-based bug spray and empty standing water from flowerpots, buckets and other mosquito breeding areas.
mosquito biting a persons shoulder
For information on mosquito control, contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 or visit their webpage.

August 10, 2016


The City of Bedford was informed by the Tarrant County Public Health Department today that there were two positive results for the West Nile Virus in the most recent mosquito pools tested in Bedford.

The first site was in the Brasher Lane (Stormie Jones Park) and Harwood Road area, this is the second consecutive positive trap at this location. The second site that tested positive was in the Brookside Drive and Laural Lane area, this is the second consecutive positive trap at this location for the 2016 season. Residents within a quarter mile radius of the trapping station will be notified by Blackboard Connect and the Storm Water Crew will be in at 5 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, to treat the positive areas.

Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites to reduce your chance of getting an infected bite. This includes using an insect repellent containing a EPA-registered active ingredient. Check your home for possible mosquito breeding sites such as standing water in flower pots. Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn so take extra precaution during those times. You can also contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 for more information about West Nile Virus.

August 4, 2016


The City of Bedford was informed by the Tarrant County Public Health Department today of 3 positive results for the West Nile Virus in the most recent mosquito pools tested in Bedford.

The first site that tested positive was in the Brasher Lane (Stormie Jones Park) and Harwood Road area and is the second positive trap in this location for the 2016 season. The second was in the Brookside Drive and Laural Lane area and the third was in the Shady Brook Drive and Shady Lane area. Residents within a quarter mile radius of the trapping station will be notified by Blackboard Connect and the Stormwater Crew will be in at 5 a.m. Thursday, August 5, to treat the positive areas.

Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites to reduce the chance of getting an infected bite. This includes using an insect repellent containing a EPA-registered active ingredient. Check your home for possible mosquito breeding sites such as standing water in flower pots. Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn, so take extra precaution during those times. Contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 for more information about West Nile Virus.

July 20, 2016


The Public Works Department were informed today by the Tarrant County Public Health Department that there were 2 positive results for West Nile Virus in the most recent mosquito pools tested in Bedford.

One was in the Brasher Lane (Stormie Jones Park) and Harwood Road area. The second site tested positive was in the Meadow Court and Bedford Road area. Residents within a quarter mile radius of the trapping station will be notified by Blackboard Connect. This same information will be placed on Bedford´s website. The Stormwater Crew will be in at 5 a.m. to treat the positive trap sites.
Man spraying mosquito repellant on his arm
Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites to reduce your chance of getting an infected bite. This includes using an insect repellent containing a EPA-registered active ingredient. Check your home for possible mosquito breeding sites such as standing water in flower pots. Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn so take extra precaution during those times. You can also contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 for more information about West Nile Virus.

July 13, 2016


The Public Works Department were informed today by the Tarrant County Public Health Department that there were 2 positive results for West Nile Virus in the most recent mosquito pools tested in Bedford.

One was in the Brasher Lane (Stormie Jones Park) and Harwood Road area. The second site tested positive was in the Meadow Court and Bedford Road area. Residents within a quarter mile radius of the trapping station will be notified by Blackboard Connect. This same information will be placed on Bedford´s website. The Storm Water Crew will be in at 5 a.m. to treat the positive trap sites.

Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites to reduce your chance of getting an infected bite. This includes using an insect repellent containing a EPA-registered active ingredient. Check your home for possible mosquito breeding sites such as standing water in flower pots. Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn so take extra precaution during those times. You can also contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 for more information about West Nile Virus.

July 12, 2016


First Human Case of West Nile in Tarrant County


The Tarrant County Public Health confirms the first case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in the City of Bedford. It is unknown at this time if the infection was contracted in Bedford.

The City of Bedford urges people to take precautions, such as checking yards for any standing water, using repellents containing DEET when outdoors, especially around dusk and dawn. All residents should take proper precautions to avoid and protect themselves against mosquito bites. For information on mosquito control, contact the City of Bedford Public Works Department at 817-952-2200.

June 29, 2016


The Public Works Department was notified on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by the Tarrant County Public Health Department of 2 positive results for West Nile Virus. The first positive result was in the vicinity of Schumac Lane and Circle Lane. The second positive result was in the vicinity of Schumac Lane and Winchester Way.

Residents within a quarter mile radius of the trapping station should take necessary precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites. To reduce the chance of getting bitten, using an insect repellent containing an EPA registered active ingredient. Check your home for possible mosquito breeding sites, such as standing water in flower pots. Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn, so take extra precaution during those times. Citizens can contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 for more information about West Nile Virus.