West Nile positive samples – Grand Prairie plans to spray ground
The city of Grand Prairie reports two West Nile virus positive mosquito samples and will be sprayed on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 and Thursday, October 22, 2020, depending on the weather, from 9:00 p.m. in two areas:
Area 1: The spray area is bounded to the north by Dickey Road, to the east by SW 3rd Street, to the south by Freetown Road and to the west by Robinson Road. – View Area 1 Map – Virginia Drive
Area 2: This area is bounded to the north by E. Polo Road, to the east by Matthew Road, to the south by Sandra Lane, to the west by Kite Road and the Barn Owl Trail. – Show map of Area 2 – Wilderness Trail
Residents of these areas are advised to stay indoors, keep pets indoors, and cover fish ponds during this time. Spraying is postponed when the wind speed is over 16 km / h or when it rains. A map of these areas can be found at www.gptx.org.
All Grand Prairie residents are asked to help clear the areas where mosquitoes must breed by emptying, removing or covering any containers that can hold water.
To prevent mosquito bites, residents are advised to use an insect repellent that contains at least 30 percent DEET (lower concentration for children) and stay indoors at dusk.
The city of Grand Prairie is running regular tests on mosquito samples across the city as part of its West Nile virus surveillance program. For more information on vector control in Grand Prairie, visit: www.gptx.org/FighttheBite