City to spray for mosquito control Thursday and Friday
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 Thursday, September 3nd and Friday, September 4th 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: 200 block of E. Canty Street 75203: Colorado boulevard on the north, Haines Avenue on the west, North Ewing Avenue on the east, and East 10th Street on the south
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 1600 block of Neal Street 75208: West Commerce Street on the north, Hearne Avenue on the west, Malone Cliff View on the east, and West Colorado Boulevard on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 3400 block of Hawthorne Avenue 75219: Wheeler Street on the north, Minert Street on the west, Douglas Avenue on the east, and Congress Avenue on the south.
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 5000 block of Ranchero Lane 75236: Jordan Ridge Drive on the north, Moneta Lane on the west, Meadow Nest Drive on the east, and Red Bird Lane on the south
Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 6000 block of N. Jim Miller Road 75228: Fenestra Drive on the north, Telegraph Avenue on the west, Senate Street on the east, and RL Thornton Freeway 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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