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Dallas County Health & Human Services will conduct floor sprays for mosquitoes at four locations Thursday, Friday and Saturday after additional mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus.
Spraying occurs in the following areas (see figure below):
The Lancaster spray is scheduled for September 2-3, the Duncanville spray is September 3-4, and the two Cedar Hill sprays are September 4-5.
All sprays start at 9:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 a.m. on both evenings, weather permitting.
A more detailed map of soil spraying and a map of previous sprayings can be found on the DCCHS website here.
Earlier this week, DCCHS announced that it had “significantly increased West Nile virus activity” compared to 2019.
Collin County reported its first human case of West Nile virus on Wednesday.
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 applies to 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