The West Nile Virus season starts around April to the end of May. This year cities around the Metroplex have run traps and found mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. “So that means that we need to be alert and encourage our citizens to make sure that they are not contributing to the mosquito population by allowing mosquitoes to breed on their property,” Waxahachie Director of Environmental Health Sonny Wilson said.
Currently members of the health department are conducting larvicide treatments throughout the city in areas of standing water. Larvicide is an environmentally friendly insecticide that affects the digestive system of mosquito larval causing them to die. The health department staff is setting out mosquito traps this week to see if any mosquitoes captured are carrying the West Nile Virus.
Wilson said if any trapped mosquitoes come back positive for the West Nile Virus spraying operations would begin. If spraying does occur residents will be notified 10 days in advance. Source