Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fwd: Community Information - Positive West Nile Virus Pool in The Woodlands

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Positive West Nile Virus Pool in The Woodlands

The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported the first positive pool of West Nile MOSQUITOES (+WNv) within The Woodlands for 2013.  The sample was collected during surveillance the week of September 14.  Previous to that week over 600 traps had been set in the community which had not tested positive for the virus.


Response protocol by Montgomery County Precinct 3 includes street spraying in the area of the positive test site.


Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites.  Stay indoors from dusk to dawn when disease-carrying mosquitoes are active.  If you must be out, wear long, loose, light-colored clothing.  Use repellent.  Apply according to label instructions.


Avoid over-watering, control run-off from irrigation systems and eliminate sources of standing water.  Check water meter boxes, French drains and plant pots.  Maintain pools and change pet water and bird baths twice a week.  Use mosquito dunks to treat sources of water that cannot be drained.


See for more recommendations, or call Environmental Services at 281-210-3900.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fwd: Community Information - National Night Out Public Safety Expo

This is a wonderful event to attend!

National Night Out Public Safety Expo

National Night Out Event

Public Safety Expo
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Noon to 3 p.m.
Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive
Free admission

Experience the lights and sirens of public safety by coming to the National Night Out Public Safety Expo coordinated by The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Services Department. Get up close and personal with public safety personnel and equipment from local, state and federal agencies, and learn about what they do.

  • New! See what can really happen on the texting-while-driving simulator
  • Watch live Narcotic, Explosive and Apprehension K-9 demonstrations
  • New! Discover the consequences of not buckling up with the car rollover simulator
  • Explore the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office or ICE Mobile Command Units
  • See Homeland Security's MRAP tank
  • Climb inside an ambulance, fire truck or patrol car
  • Try on SWAT and FBI gear
  • Enjoy free food, refreshments and children's activities

Eco Taxi will shuttle people from the event parking across the street to Northshore Park.

Bring your camera! You'll want to capture it all!

For more information on National Night Out activities, please visit National Night Out or contact The Woodlands Township, Neighborhood Services Department, at 281-210-3800.

To host a National Night Out party for your neighborhood on October 1, 2013, please call 281-210-3800 or register online.