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Weatherford spraying after West Nile case found

October 11, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the City of Weatherford

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the City of Weatherford was notified that locally trapped mosquitoes tested positive for carrying West Nile Virus. The following information is provided to help our citizens understand the City’s course of action in light of these results.

In March 2013, the Weatherford City Council approved a Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. The plan emphasized the reduction of mosquito breeding sources, larviciding to help prevent larvae from becoming biting adults, and chemical treatment as a last resort. After entering into the contract, traps were placed in five strategic locations throughout the City. The plan included regular trapping of adult mosquitoes and testing for West Nile Virus. Chemical treatment, simply referred to as “spraying” was recommended only if or when trapped mosquitoes test positive for the virus.

Because we have received positive test results, the City has decided to ground-spray the affected area on Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and on Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. This action is being taken in an effort to help prevent the possible spread of the West Nile Virus.

Schedule
Weather permitting, spraying will occur according to the following schedule:
Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12
Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 13

Location
The targeted location includes the area North to the intersection of Pamela Drive and Hickory Lane, West to the intersection of Hilltop Drive and Clear Lake Road and Southeast to Santa Fe Drive including the entire Briarwood Subdivision.

Please view the map of the target area for the October 11-13, 2013 Mosquito Spraying.

How to Help Protect Yourself by Following the 4 Ds of Protection
DRAIN standing water around the home.
Use insect repellent containing DEET.
Avoid being outdoors at DUSK and DAWN when mosquitoes are most active.
DRESS to protect yourself with long sleeves and pants to reduce skin exposure.

For More Information
For more information regarding symptoms and the mosquito abatement program please visit our website at http://weatherfordtx.gov/mosquito

Sports Calendar

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

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