Mosquito Risk Levels


Mosquito Level_1


Conditions

Normal mosquito activity with little or no West Nile virus (WNV) evidence.

Response

Emergency Management and Community Integrity will:

• Coordinate with area Health Departments and County Agencies.

• Educate the public about mosquitoes and emphasize the benefits of removing mosquito breeding sources and harborage on their property.

Public Works and or approved contractor will:

• Apply larvicides to mosquito breeding sites in storm drains and other areas within the Town-owned property.

• Conduct mosquito surveillance measures


Mosquito Level_2


Conditions

Confirmation of West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes or positive confirmation of one (1) human case of West Nile virus received from Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), or Denton County Health Department (DCHD) received by the Town of Little Elm Emergency Management Office.


Response

Emergency Management and Community Integrity will:

• Coordinate a Press Release providing the location of the positive mosquito pool, with continued emphasis on protective barriers.

Public Works or approved contractor will:

• Intensify mosquito surveillance measures.

• Continue to apply larvicides to breeding sites on Town-owned or public property. 

Community Integrity will:

• Inspect private property for nuisance abatement and avenues for legal penalty.


Mosquito Level_3

Conditions

Confirmation of West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquitoes pools in different/multiple locations, with one (1) human case or multiple human cases of West Nile virus received from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), or Denton County Health Department (DCHD) by the Town of Little Elm Emergency Management Office.

Response

Emergency Management and Community Integrity will:

• Coordinate a Press Release providing the location of the positive mosquito pool, with continued emphasis on self-protection.

Development Services Department Health Services will:

• Intensify private property inspections that may harbor mosquitoes and pursue legal nuisance abatement remedies.

The Public Works or approved contractor will:

• Continue intense mosquito surveillance measures.

• Routinely continue adulticide program until identified mosquito vector species has significantly reduced in number or is no longer identified through routine mosquito surveillance and testing.