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Perot Memorial Services - details.
July 2019 UPdate.
Mosquito Fogging Scheduled for Friday, July 12.
Purse snatching suspect in custody.
UPPD and HPDPS asking for public’s assistance to identify burglary suspects
Dive-In Movies, Summer 2019.
Thursday, July 18 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story at UP Public Library.
Friday, July 19 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time at UP Public Library.
Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. - UP @ the Library Family Craft Time.
Wednesday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. - Summer Splash Story Time.
Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. - Giddy UP with Reading: Wacky Science with Professor Brainius.
Wednesday, July 24 at 5 p.m. - Court Night.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - City Council Meeting
Mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile virus - 8/6/15
Fogging Schedule -- August 2015
Parks & Campuses
Alleys & Streets
The City will continue to send mosquito samples to the lab for testing. Results from those tests will determine the City’s fogging schedule for the rest of August.
To help control mosquitoes in your area, take the following steps:
If you notice yards or other landscaped areas with an abundance of mosquitoes, or spot standing water call the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488.
Mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile virus - 8/1/2014
The City has been notified by the lab it sends samples to that a mosquito sample taken from the northeast side of UP Elementary School has tested positive for West Nile virus. In response, Friday, August 1, the City will hand fog all four HPISD campuses in its jurisdiction, and retreat all City parks. This is the first time this summer that a mosquito has tested positive in University Park. Fogging will begin at 11 p.m. Because of an outdoor event at the Holmes Aquatic Center tonight, fogging at UP Elementary School won’t begin until after midnight.
The City began its systematic ground fogging schedule on April 1. This ongoing effort includes all streets, alleys and parks. The effort also involves ground fogging all interior streets on the SMU campus.
Because of today’s positive mosquito test, the City will treat the entirety of its streets and alleys on a much more aggressive schedule. Late night fogging will begin on Monday, August 4, and end following fogging efforts in the early morning hours of Friday, August 8. No fogging will begin until after 11 p.m.
This same schedule for alleys and streets will repeat the following week Monday, August 11 through the early morning hours of Friday, August 15. (See dates and times below)
The City’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of West Nile virus
Last March the City distributed an informational flyer to every household in the community. The flyer details steps residents should take to help the City fight the bite.
Since April, City staff has conducted numerous property inspections and provided residents with on-site advice on mosquito control. Since April the City has also provided residents with free mosquito dunks to kill mosquito larvae before they grow to become biting and disease-spreading adults.
To control mosquito breeding:
Contact the City of University Park about standing water locations:
Symptoms of West Nile virus
Most people who are infected with West Nile virus either have no symptoms (80%) or experience a mild or moderate illness with symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue, or body aches before fully recovering. It is estimated that 20% of people who become infected with WNV will develop West Nile Fever. Of these, 1/150 persons may develop the more serious neuroinvasive West Nile.
Some persons may also develop a rash or swollen lymph glands. In some individuals, particularly persons 50 years of age and older, West Nile virus can cause serious disease that affects the brain and spinal tissue. Severe illness may include encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), or acute flaccid paralysis (a polio-like syndrome in which muscles become very weak or paralyzed). Symptoms of more severe disease may include headache, high fever, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, confusion, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and/or paralysis. At its most serious, West Nile virus can cause permanent neurological damage and death. Among those people who need to be hospitalized for West Nile virus, 10-15% die of their illness. People who do develop symptoms normally become ill 3-15 days following the bite of an infected mosquito.
University Park is one of the few communities in North Texas that conducts a scheduled city-wide fogging program. The program follows accepted IPM (Integrated Pest Management) guidelines consisting of monitoring, trapping, larviciding and adulticiding. To target mosquitoes during peak daily activity, protect beneficial insects and limit exposure for outdoor pets and residents who have sensitivities, fogging is conducted overnight.
Section #1 Lovers Lane North to Northwest Parkway (City Limits to City Limits)
City providing free Mosquito Dunks
The City is providing Mosquito Dunks (two to a pack) to University Park residents who stop by City Hall (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). To receive the product you must show proof of residency (Driver license). City Hall is located at 3800 University Blvd. Mosquito dunks will be provided, one pack to each resident, until the supply is gone. This same product can be purchased at most garden centers.
Mosquito Dunks look like a small, beige donut. They float in standing water. As the dunk slowly dissolves, it releases a bacterium which is toxic to all species of mosquito larvae. Dunks can be used in fish ponds, birdbaths, flower pots, rain barrels or any place where water collects and remains for a period of time. The dunks kill mosquito larvae before they grow to become biting and disease-spreading adults. The product is harmless to other living things. Each dunk is effective for a 30-day period.