Town of Sunnyvale Health Advisory

Sept. 15, 2020

Sunnyvale mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus

The Town of Sunnyvale was notified by Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) that a mosquito trap in the Town has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The positive trap was located in the 200 Block of Mesa Drive. The sample was collected on Monday, Sept. 14.

DCHHS Mosquito Control will commence fogging on Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 between the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. in that area.

Health officials urge the public to take protective measures by utilizing the ‘4Ds’ to reduce the risk of West Nile virus:

  • DEET - All Day, Every Day: Whenever outside, use FDA approved insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin or lemon-eucalyptus oil.
  • DRESS: Wear long, loose fitting, light-colored clothing when going outdoors.
  • DRAIN: All areas of standing water in or around your home where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
  • DAWN, DAY & DUSK: Limit your time outside as mosquitoes will bite at any time - day or night.

If you have standing water on your property, Mosquito dunks are available at Town Hall. Spray areas can be found at

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