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Mosquito Traps in Lewisville, Flower Mound Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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    Leaders in both Lewisville and Flower Mound confirm they have trapped mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus.

    Lewisville spokesman James Kunke says the city had two traps test positive on Tuesday. They have since trapped again at both sites and are awaiting further test results.

    Kunke says they have placed larvicide in both locations to hopefully take care of the problem. At this point though he says the city has no plans to spray for mosquitoes in the area.

    In neighboring Flower Mound, public information officer Molly Fox says their trap in the 2500 block of Waketon has also tested positive for West Nile virus. As a result the Flower Mound has scheduled ground spraying in a one and a half mile radius around the trap for next Tuesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 9 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. - weather permitting.

    Both communities also say they are informing residents in the areas that tested positive and continue to offer community-wide education on their websites.

    These are the first cases this year in both communities.

    Denton County Public Health says they have not had any mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in their traps yet.

    Denton County is planning to increase trapping efforts in order to be proactive against the threat of the virus.


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