Mosquito Risk Levels


Mosquito Level_1

Conditions:


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

Response:


Emergency Management and Health Services will:
• Coordinate with area Health Departments and County Agencies.
• Educate the public about mosquitoes and emphasizing 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 located 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 Health Services 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  Development Services Department – Health Services 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 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 Health Services 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 inspections of private property 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.