Fight the Bite: Mosquito Prevention in Dallas 2017

Fight the Bite: Mosquito Prevention in Dallas 2017

May 19 at 3:25 p.m.

The City of Dallas will be spraying for mosquito abundance in the areas listed below.   Weather permitting the areas delineated below is scheduled for mosquito control spraying on Sunday, May 21, 2017 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 11100 block of Sinclair Avenue (75218): LIPPITT AVENUE on the north, FARRAR STREET on the west, JUPITER ROAD on the east and MARCHANT CIRCLE on the south.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 8500 block of Richardson Branch Trail (75243): LAVALLE LANE on the north, STILLWATER CIRCLE on the west, ARBORSIDE DRIVE on the east and ROYAL LANE on the south.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 9400 block of  Arborhill Drive (75243): FOREST LANE on the north, FOREST SPRINGS DRIVE on the west, ARBOR PARK DRIVE on the east and ATHERTON DRIVE on the south.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 2500 block of  Searcy (75211): SHARON STREET on the north, SUPERIOR STREET on the west, HOLLYWOOD AVENUE on the east and  on WRIGHT STREET the south.

While the insecticide is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for treatment, 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.

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 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.  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.dallascitynews.net/fightthebite.

 

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