Areas in North Dallas to be sprayed for West Nile virus

Multiple human cases and mosquito pools to test positive for the virus in Dallas

Areas in North Dallas are scheduled for mosquito control spraying on Wednesday night into Thursday morning due to West Nile virus.

Weather permitting; the areas delineated below are scheduled for mosquito control spraying beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 and concluding at 3 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012.

Control Area; North Dallas: The area to be sprayed is within an area bounded on the north by Lemmon Avenue on the west by Inwood Road, on the south by Harry Hines Boulevard and on the east Lucas Drive and Dallas North Tollway.

Control Area; North Dallas: The area to be sprayed is bounded on the north by Martel Avenue on the west by Katy Trail, on the south by Fitzhugh Avenue and on the east by Capitol Avenue and Glencoe Street.

Control Area; North Dallas: The area to be sprayed is within an area bounded on the north by Interstate 635 on the west by Hughes Lane, on the south by Forest Lane, and on the east by Park Central Drive.

While the insecticide is considered safe, residents in the above areas should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. Persons 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 and the spray is no longer visible. Persons out during the scheduled spraying time should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come in 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. Fish ponds should be protected and pets should be brought inside during the spraying period.

Protection against mosquito bites

Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during evening and nighttime hours. Residents who are outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellant.

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 & French drains. Standing water should be eliminated promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days.

To report standing water or mosquito problems Dallas residents should call 3-1-1. For additional information on Mosquito Control, visit www.dallascityhall.com.

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