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A number of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in two areas this week. In conjunction with partners at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the city will target ground spray to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.
- Residential neighborhoods surrounding Fire Station 23, 3201 Portales. Spraying will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 1, weather permitting. Spraying will start at 9 p.m. View a map.
- Residential neighborhoods surrounding Fire Station 31, 4209 Longstraw.Spraying will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 1, weather permitting. Spraying will start at 9 p.m. View a map.
If weather prevents spraying on any of these evenings, spraying will extend nightly.
About the process
The chemical that is used is similar to that available over-the-counter at hardware stores. It’s 3,500 times less concentrated because all we’re trying to kill is a tiny mosquito.
The spray is not hazardous to humans, pets, fish or larger insects.
Out of an abundance of caution, residents should keep pets indoors and keep windows closed during spraying.
Code Compliance officers will canvass the area before and during spraying.
To learn more, visit the mosquito page or call 817-392-1234.