The City of Fulshear works with Fort Bend County and the State of Texas to monitor and combat mosquitoes in our area. Part of that effort includes the placement of vector testing traps located in various locations around the City.
The City has received notification that the State lab in Austin had identified a positive result for West Nile Virus for mosquitoes trapped near West 2nd Street in downtown Fulshear. In order to mitigate that threat and in keeping with the agreed joint protocols, Fort Bend County has begun spraying within a one-mile radius of the affected trap site.
There are many precautionary steps you can take to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of exposure to West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses. These include:
- Limiting outside activities at Dawn and Dusk when the mosquito population is most active.
- Dress in long sleeves and pants when outside.
- Use insect repellent containing DEET.
- Drain standing water in old tires, flower pots and clogged rain gutters.
At this time, there is no indication of human or animal infection and the vast majority of those infected will never exhibit symptoms; however we do ask that if you experience any of the symptoms associated with West Nile that you please visit a physician immediately. Those symptoms can include:
- High Fever;
- Severe Headaches;
- Body and Joint Aches and pains;
- Vomiting; and
For more information on the City’s Pest Management Program, tips on how to reduce your risk of exposure, and links for additional resources, please click here. To request larvacide briquettes, contact City Hall at 281-346-1796.