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West Nile Virus Continues To Force Dallas To Spray Mosquitoes

DALLAS, TX —Mosquito samples in Dallas continue to test positive for the West Nile virus.

Because that’s so, and weather permitting, the areas outlined below are scheduled for mosquito control spraying tonight, August 17 and tomorrow, August 18 between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each night.

Control Area:

The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 2900 block of Sundial Drive 75229: North Bend Drive on the north, Grissom Lane on the west, Webb Chapel Road on the east, and Flowerdale Lane on the south.


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Control Area:

The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 3400 block of Pondrom Street 75215: Jefferies Street on the north, Park Row Avenue on the west, Eugene Street on the east, and Holmes Street on the south.

Control Area:

The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 3700 block of Reese Drive 75210: Imperial Street on the north, Roberts Avenue on the west, Barber Avenue on the east, and Vannerson Drive on the south.

Control Area:

The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 3900 block of South Malcolm X Boulevard 75215: S. Trunk Avenue on the north, Warren Avenue on the west, Marburg Street on the east, and Diamond Avenue on the south.

Control Area:

The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 4200 block of Hamilton Avenue 75210: Haskell Avenue on the north, Pennsylvania Avenue on the west, Collins Avenue on the east, and 2nd Avenue on the south.

Control Area:

The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 7100 block of Valley View Lane 75240: Peyton Drive on the north, Hughes Lane on the west, Coit Road on the east, and LBJ Freeway on the south.

Control Area:

The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 7700 block of Maplecrest Drive 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: 12500 block of Planters Glen Drive 75244: LBJ Freeway on the north, Welch Road on the west, Nuestra Drive on the east, and Placid Way on the south.

Control Area:

The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 15400 block of Meandering Way 75248: Alto Caro Drive on the north, Hillcrest Road on the west, Coit Road on the east, and Beltline Road on the south.
While the Environmental Protection Agency approves the insecticide for treatment, residents in the above areas should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. People 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 through, and the spray is no longer visible.

Those who are out during the scheduled spraying time should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come into 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 the 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.

Eliminate standing water promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days. Dallas residents may receive free mosquito dunks at Code Compliance Services District Offices while supplies last.

Code District Offices:
3112 Canton Street (Code Administration)
7901 Goforth Road (North Central, North East)
2721 Municipal St. (South East)
320 East Jefferson Blvd. (Central/South Central)
4230 W. Illinois Ave (South West)
9803 Harry Hines Blvd. (North West)

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/fightthebite.


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