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City of Alvarado

The Crossroads of Johnson County
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Mosquito Control

 

 

 

Mosquito Control

Once again it is time for mosquitos! Plans are in place to protect our citizens and prevent the spread of West Nile. Larvacide treatment, trapping, and testing of mosquitos began in May.

 

2017 West Nile Test Results

 

 

10/19/17 All results negative

10/12/17 All results negative

10/5/17 All results negative

09/28/17 All results negative

09/21/17 All results negative

09/14/17 All results negative

09/7/17 All results negative

08/31/17 All results negative

08/24/17 All results negative

08/17/17 All results negative

08/10/17 All results negative

08/03/17 All results negative

07/27/17 All results negative

07/20/17 All results negative

07/13/17 All results negative

07/6/17 All results negative

06/29/17 All results negative

06/22/17 All results negative

06/15/17 All results negative

06/8/17 All results negative

06/1/17 All results negative

05/25/17 All results negative

05/18/17 All results negative

05/11/17 All results negative

05/04/17 All results negative

 

2016 West Nile Test Results

End 2016 test season

10/20/16 All results negative

10/13/16 Positive test for 4th Street station, all others negative

10/6/16 All results are negative

9/29/16 All results are negative

9/22/16 Positive test for N. Baugh station, all others negative

9/15/16 All results negative

9/8/16 All results negative

9/1/16 All results negative

8/25/16 All results negative

8/18/16 All results negative

8/11/16 All results negative

8/4/16 All results negative

7/28/16 All results negative

7/21/16 All results negative

7/14/16 All results negative

7/7/16 All results negative

6/30/16 All results negative

6/23/16 All results negative

6/16/16 All results negative

6/10/16 All results negative

5/20/16 All results negative

5/5/16 All results negative

 

2015 West Nile Test Results:

10/29/15 All results negative

10/22/15 All results negative

10/15/15 All results negative

10/8/15 positive results for College St. test station, all other areas negative

10/1/15 All results negative

9/24/15 All results negative

9/17/15 positive results for 4th Street test station, all other areas negative

9/10/15 All results negative

9/3/15 All results negative

8/27/15 All results negative

8/20/15 positive results for Stonegate test station, all other areas negative

8/13/15 All results negative

8/6/15 All results negative

7/30/15 All results negative

7/23/15 All results negative

7/16/15 All results negative

7/9/15 All results negative

7/2/15 All results negative

6/25/15 All results negative

6/18/15 All results negative

6/11/15 All results negative

6/4/15 All results negative

5/28/15 All results negative

5/21/15 All results negative

5/14/15 All results negative

 

2014 West Nile Test Results:

6/5/14      All results negative

6/12/14     All results negative

6/20/14     All results negative

6/27/14     All results negative

7/3/14       All results negative

7/11/14     All results negative

7/18/14     All results negative

7/25/14     All results negative

8/1/14       All results negative

8/8/14       All results negative

8/15/14     All results negative

8/22/14     positive results for Stonegate test station, all other areas negative

8/29/14     All results negative

9/5/14       All results negative

9/12/14     All results negative

9/19/14     All results negative

9/26/14     All results negative

10/3/14      positive results for 4th Street test station, all others negative

 

 

We have developed a comprehensive process to monitor and treat the mosquito population. Unlike the metroplex cities, we are alone in our program and do not have the support of other government agencies at this time. Please thank our Councilmen for their concern for our citizens and willingness to work with staff to continue to make this project a priority. 



From the CDC...

  • Apply insect repellent on exposed skin and clothing when you go outdoors. Use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent. Permethrin sprayed on clothing provides protection through several washes. Don’t spray repellent on skin under clothing and don’t use permethrin on skin.
  • Cover up! Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants and socks while outdoors to prevent mosquito bites.
  • Avoid mosquitoes. The mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus bite between dusk and dawn. Limit the amount of time you spend outdoors during these hours. If you are outside, be sure to wear repellent and protective clothing.
  • Support your local community mosquito control programs. Mosquito control activities are most often handled at the local level, such as through county or city government. The type of mosquito control methods used by a program depends on the time of year, the type of mosquitoes to be controlled, and the habitats where the mosquitoes live. Methods can include eliminating mosquito larval habitats, applying insecticides to kill mosquito larvae, or spraying insecticides from trucks or aircraft to kill adult mosquitoes. Your local mosquito control program can provide information about the type of products being used in your area. Check with your local health department for more information.


For more great information about West Nile and Mosquito Control go to:

http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html 



City of Alvarado

Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan

 

 

The City of Alvarado, in an effort to better serve our citizens, is implementing the Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. This plan provides guidelines for collecting information, responding to that information, and providing information to the public. This plan is only a guideline and may be changed at any time by management to more effectively address needs, align with local priorities, adjust for weather conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstance.

 

Level 1

 

Probability of human outbreak- none to low

 

No evidence of mosquito activity to normal activity with no evidence of virus

 

Response:

 

Surveillance:

  • Conduct random physical larval mosquito surveillance of suspect areas. Notify management of areas of heavy mosquito population and/or other concerns
  • Begin adult mosquito surveillance actions as determined by City staff

 

Control measure:

  • Use City website and social media to educate citizens about personal protection and source reduction.
  • Begin Larvaciding in areas identified with heavy populations or other concerns

 

Level 2

 

Probability of human outbreak- low to moderate

 

Normal mosquito activity to detection of virus in mosquito samples within the city

 

Response:

  • Surveillance: Increase larval surveillance for identified problem areas
  • When seasonal conditions heighten for breeding and/or populations noticeably increase, expand adult mosquito surveillance actions as determined by city staff

 

Control Measure:

  • Increase citizen awareness through website, social media, and print. Identify and map areas of concern/ and or test sites
  • Increase larvaciding of identified breeding areas

 

Level 3

 

Probability of human outbreak- high to outbreak in progress

 

Positive results are received from test sites and/or notification of a confirmed case of Human infection by the Texas Department of State Health Services

 

Response:

Surveillance: Continue weekly adult mosquito surveillance of identified areas, but increase adult surveillance in areas where positive results were found

 

Control Measure:

  • Increase citizen awareness. Update website and social media with test results. Use print and Blackboard Connect to alert citizens near positive test areas. Educate citizens about source reduction, personal protection, and the adultaciding process
  • Increase larvaciding and implement source reduction measures by staff where possible
  • Institute ground based adulticide applications in areas around confirmed human cases or when/where deemed necessary by management for the common welfare of citizens
City of Alvarado, Texas | 104 W. College St. | Alvarado, Texas 76009 | Phone: 817-790-3351 Fax: 817-783-7925