Metropolis of Dallas Sprays Mosquitoes After Swimming pools Check Constructive for West Nile Virus – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Value
Mosquito spraying is planned in several areas in Dallas after mosquito pools were confirmed to be West Nile virus positive.
Spraying takes place on Tuesday between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in two areas, weather permitting.
One spray area is located near the 1600 block of Bruck Avenue bounded by Renner Drive to the north, Idaho Avenue to the west, Lanark Avenue to the east, and Illinois Avenue to the south.
The other area to be sprayed is near the 13700 block of Brookgreen Drive, bounded by Spring Valley Road to the north, Meandering Way to the west, Esperanza Road to the east, and Alpha Road to the south.
The Environmental Protection Agency approves the insecticide for treatment, but residents should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors.
People in their cars while trucks are spraying should stay in their vehicles with the windows open and air conditioning on until the trucks pass. People who are outside during the scheduled spraying time should watch out for trucks and not follow them.
Residents who come in contact with the spray should wash the affected area with soap and water.
How to protect yourself from mosquito bites
- dress in long sleeves, pants outdoors: spray thin clothing with repellent for extra protection.
- DEET: Make sure this ingredient is included in your insect repellent.
- Drain Standing water in your garden and in your neighborhood: Mosquitoes can develop in any standing water for more than three days.
In the past it was recommended to avoid mosquito bites in order to avoid mosquito bites dusk and Dawn (the 4 Ds). While this is true of mosquitoes, which commonly carry the West Nile virus, other types of mosquitoes, which are more likely to transmit Zika, dengue, and chikungunya, are active during the day. Whatever the time of day, dress up your dress accordingly, and wear insect repellant with DEET, picaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil as a first line of defense against insect bites.
Residents should clean up stagnant water in areas such as unclean swimming pools, stagnant ponds, pet irrigation utensils, bird baths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys, clogged gutters and French drains to prevent mosquitoes from spreading and spreading West Nile Virus.