Mosquito pools in Dallas have confirmed positive for the West Nile Virus. Weather permitting the areas delineated below are scheduled for mosquito control spraying on Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 10100 block of Church (75238): FERNDALE ROAD on the north, DOVE TRAIL CIRCLE on the west, VISTADALE DRIVE on the east and WALNUT HILL LANE on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 10750 block of Sandalwood (75228): APEX AVENUE on the north, JOAQUIN DRIVE on the west, SWAFFAR DRIVE on the east and SAN LUCAS AVENUE on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 7700 block of Maplecrest (75254): BELTLINE ROAD on the north, BRIAR COVE DRIVE on the west, COIT ROAD on the east and FAR HILLS LANE on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 18400 block of Highland Creek (75252): PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH TURNPIKE on the north, DAVENPORT ROAD on the west, ARAMIS LANE on the east and WINDING ROSE TRAILon the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 200 block of East Canty (75203): COLORADO BOULEVARD on the north, HAINES AVENUE on the west, NORTH EWING AVENUE on the east and EAST 10TH STREET on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 6700 block of Sperry (75214): BLESSING DRIVE on the north, HILLSIDE DRIVE on the west, DALGREEN DRIVE on the east and SOUTH RIDGE DRIVE on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 11900 block of Woodbridge (75243): SHADOW WAY on the north, OAKSHIRE PLACE on the west, BLACK WALNUT DRIVE on the east and SUMMERTREE LANE on the south.
While the insecticide is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for treatment, residents in the above areas should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. Persons inside a vehicle while trucks are actively spraying should remain in their vehicles with the windows up and the air conditioner on until the trucks pass and the spray is no longer visible. Persons out during the scheduled spraying time should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come in contact with the spray are advised to wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. The spray breaks down quickly in the presence of sunlight and has no residual effect.
Protection against mosquito bites
Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during evening and nighttime hours. Residents who are outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellent.
Prevent mosquito breeding
Residents should eliminate standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile Virus. Breeding places for mosquitoes include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters and French drains. Standing water should be eliminated promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days. Dallas residents may receive free mosquito dunks at 3112 Canton Street or at 7901 Goforth Road while supplies last. Both locations are closed from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm daily for lunch.
To report standing water or mosquito problems Dallas residents should call 3-1-1. To be added to the City of Dallas Do Not Spray list contact 3-1-1. For additional information on mosquito control, visit www.dallascitynews.net/
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