Arbovirus (Mosquito) Information

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

West Nile Virus (WNVmosquito activity is at record-high levels in Tarrant County. Sampling and testing are done year-round. To date, there have been more than 400 positive WNV tests in the County – five of which were from pools within the City of Kennedale.

Personal protection and elimination of breeding habitats are your two best tools. Regardless of surveillance results, you are encouraged to continue to follow the 4 D’s of personal protection throughout the mosquito season:

  • DUSK to DAWN: stay indoors when mosquitoes are active
  • DRAIN: prevent and eliminate standing water in places like flower pots, toys, clogged rain gutters, and wading pools
  • DRESS: opt for light-colored long sleeves and pants
  • DEET: apply repellent when outdoors
  1. Be Mosquito Free - Horizontal

    Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has a website dedicated to mosquito prevention and reminds residents of the importance of taking personal protective measures to safeguard against mosquito-borne illness. Residents should routinely dump standing water on their property, use repellent, and dress for dusk to dawn. For additional information, follow TCPH on Facebook or View Arbovirus Reports.

    To report standing water, please send an email or call 817-985-2170 and leave your name, contact information, and the exact location of the water that needs to be treated.