West Nile Confirmed in The Woodlands

Mosquito Contol _ 4Ds _ TW

Montgomery County Mosquito Abatement has confirmed that a sample of mosquitoes from a surveillance site in The Woodlands Township within South Montgomery County has tested positive for West Nile virus. The Township urges residents to be diligent in taking precautions to protect themselves and loved ones from the mosquito-borne disease.

Although no reports of human illness in Montgomery County have been filed with Texas Department of State Health Services at this time, The Woodlands Township and Montgomery County Mosquito Abatement team have launched the recommended action protocol which includes larviciding, spraying of select storm drains and targeted street spraying. Additional surveillance to identify breeding sites will also be conducted.

Use the Precinct 3 Treatment Activity Map to view areas that are scheduled for treatment.

What You Can Do to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Disease…

  • Use mosquito repellent when outside.
  • Avoid being outside between dusk and dawn when disease-carrying mosquitoes are most active.
  • Monitor and eliminate all sources of standing water around your property.
  • Treat standing water that cannot be drained with a biological larvacide such as Mosquito Dunks® or Mosquito Bits® – which are available for purchase at local home-and-garden stores.

For more information about selecting a repellent and eliminating breeding sites, please visit the Township website at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/mosquitoinfo.

To schedule a presentation about reducing mosquitoes for neighborhoods or groups, please call The Woodlands Township Environmental Services at 281-210-3800.

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