Mosquito Check Optimistic for West Nile Virus in Coppell, Farmers Department, and Dallas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Value
Mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus in three different cities in Dallas County.
Traps caught the positive mosquitoes in Coppell (75019), Farmers Branch (75234) and Dallas (75229 and 75240).
The Department of Health and Human Services in Dallas County is now planning to conduct floor spraying for mosquitoes in these zip codes.
You can see the areas to be sprayed by clicking here.
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