Mosquito Control Spraying Continues Through Weekend

Birdbaths are popular outdoor decorations, but the standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

The City of Dallas is working to stop the spread of the West Nile Virus by spraying for mosquitos in various parts of the city.

While spraying has taken place for weeks, the city is not stopping anytime soon. Weather permitting, mosquito control spraying will take place Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Areas scheduled to be sprayed are:

  • 8500 block of Richardson Branch Trail
  • Gladwood Lane on the north
  • Breakers Point on the west
  • Stable Glen Drive on the east
  • Westview Circle on the south

The Environmental Protection Agency approves the insecticide used for mosquito control. However, the city recommends that residents take precautions.

When trucks are actively spraying, residents should remain indoors. If in an automobile, remain in the vehicle with the windows closed and AC off until the truck passes and the mosquito spray is no longer visible in the air.

Anyone who comes in contact with the spray is advised to wash the affected area immediately with soap and water.

As more Dallas County residents test positive for West Nile Virus, Dallasites are urged to take precautions to limit their exposure to mosquitos and eliminate mosquito breeding areas.

Outdoor activity should be reduced after dusk while always wearing mosquito repellent, especially on exposed arms and legs.

Breeding hotspots for mosquitos are where stagnant water lays, such as in untreated swimming pools, stagnant ponds, birdbaths, potted plants, toys, and clogged gutters.

Free mosquito dunks are available by contacting the Code Compliance Services District Offices while supplies last.

Concerned citizens who see standing water or experience mosquito problems are asked to call 311. Additionally, if a resident prefers to be added to the Do Not Spray list, they should contact 311 to alert city officials.

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