LEWISVILLE (WBAP 24/7 News) - The city of Lewisville officially began testing for West Nile virus this week.
Animal control officers on Monday night put out about 10 mosquito traps in areas they identified as hot spots for the bugs last summer.
The motorized traps attract mosquitoes with specially treated water and then suck them into a net for testing.
Lewisville is conducting the tests independently alongside a sister city to get a head start on testing in the month of April. The state won't actually begin taking samples until early May.
In addition to the testing, the city will make mosquito dunks available to residents at the central fire station on Thursday and Friday.
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