For Immediate Release:
Aug. 31, 2020
For More Information Contact:
Crystal Woods – Code Compliance
Consumer Health | 214-670-9573
Areas in Dallas to be sprayed for West Nile Virus
Dallas, Texas – 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 Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1 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: 1600 block of Bruck Avenue 75216: Renner Drive on the north, Idaho Avenue on the west, Lanark Avenue on the east, and Illinois Avenue on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 4200 block of Maryland Avenue 75216: East Overton Road on the north, Huckleberry Circle on the west, Kostner Avenue on the east, and Five Mile Parkway on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 11100 block of Rosser Road 75229: Weeburn Drive on the north, Marsh Lane on the west, Midway Road on the east, and Princess Lane 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. People 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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