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Posted on: September 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Receives Second Confirmed West Nile-Positive Mosquito Test Results

map of the 3700 block of Brookside Drive where a mosquito tested positive for West Nile virus

The City of Bedford received notification Wednesday, September 28 that a mosquito trapped around the 3700 block of Brookside Drive tested positive for West Nile Virus, the second of 2022. In response, Public Works staff will apply larvacide treatment to the creeks and drainage flumes, within a quarter-mile radius of the trap Thursday morning, September 29.

map of the 3700 block of Brookside Drive where a mosquito tested positive for West Nile virus

When it comes to protecting yourself and your family from mosquitoes, always remember the "Four D's,” as follows:

  • Dusk and dawn are the times of day you should try to stay indoors. This is when mosquitoes are most active and are considered major feeding times. 
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when you are outside. For extra protection, you may want to spray thin clothing with repellent. 
  • DEET is an effective EPA-registered active ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Always wear repellent when outdoors and choose products that contain up to 20 percent DEET. 
  • Drain standing water in your backyard and neighborhood - old tires, flowerpots, and clogged rain gutters. These are mosquito-breeding sites. 

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 or visit the City’s webpage for details on mosquito control.

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