Greenville will spray mosquitos within the Turtle Creek Space – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Value Wednesday by Friday
This week trucks will spray mosquitoes on mosquitoes in the Turtle Creek area of Greenville after traps test positive for West Nile virus.
The spraying will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday weather permitting, the city of Greenville said.
According to the City of Greenville, it takes three to four hours to spray and it is recommended that citizens stay indoors during this time.
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 the first line of defense against insect bites.