The City of Grand Prairie says another trapped mosquito has tested positive for West Nile virus.
The latest positive sample brings the total number of positive mosquitoes trapped in the city to nine.
With this test, the city will now spray for mosquitoes on Thursday and Friday night beginning at about 10 p.m. each night.
The area to be sprayed is bound by Beatty Drive and Kirby Creek Drive on the north, Corn Valley Road on the east, South Carrier Parkway and Corn Valley Road on the south and South Carrier Parkway on the west.
The easiest and best way to avoid West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. The following guide is courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient. Follow the directions on the package.
- Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours.
- Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
- Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used."