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City to target ground spray for West Nile virus

Posted Sept. 21, 2018

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The city is continuing to trap and test mosquitoes for West Nile virus. This week, a number of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in two areas. In conjunction with partners at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the city will target ground spray to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Targeted spraying

  • Arcadia Park (the park and surrounding residential areas). Spraying will take place Sept. 24, 25 and 26, weather permitting, starting at 9 p.m.
  • Fire Station No. 27 (residential neighborhoods near Station 27 on Precinct Line and near the east end of John T White Road). Spraying will take place Sept. 24 and 25, weather permitting, starting at 9 p.m.

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.

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