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Posted on: July 19, 2023

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

Mosquito sitting on grass

The City of Bedford received notification Wednesday, July 19 that a mosquito trapped along the 2800 block of Brasher Lane and the 3700 block of Brookside Drive tested positive for West Nile Virus, the second and third of 2023. In response, Public Works staff will apply larvacide treatment to the creeks and drainage flumes within a quarter-mile radius of both traps Thursday morning, July 20.

map showing the 3700 block of Brookside Drive and 1/4 radius around for a positive mosquito sample

map showing neighborhood near Stormie Jones Park & 1/4 radius around for a positive mosquito sample

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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