Weather permitting, Dallas to spray in parts of city seeing significant increases in mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus
Jun 7, 2013 Comments Off on Weather permitting, Dallas to spray in parts of city seeing significant increases in mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus
A crew spraying Northwest Dallas back in July 2012 (Tom Fox/Staff photographer)
Maybe you’ve noticed:
It might rain tonight
But that’s not stopping the city of Dallas, which plans on spraying for mosquitoes in a handful of neighborhoods from North Dallas to south due to “significant increases in the number of mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus that have been found in these areas.” The neighborhood maps are below for those living in Preston Hollow to Bruton Terrace and points in between. The city say it’s doing the spraying at the request of Dallas County Health & Human Services.
“We’re gonna see what happens,” says Crystal Woods in the city’s Compliance Services Department when asked about the weather. Crews are going to begin spraying around 10, 11 tonight.
“There’s a scattered chance of rain, and we are looking at six locations,” says Woods. “If they get to one and it’s not suitable, they’ll move on. But for now, they are still scheduled.”
The specific maps are below, but these are the areas scheduled to be sprayed:
Between McLean Avenue, Brandon Street, S. Westmoreland Road and Glenhaven Boulevard
Between Grove Oaks Boulevard, Masters Drive, Old Seagoville Road, September Lane and Apache Drive
Between Lewiston Avenue, Scyene Road, Masters Drive, Noweta Avenue and Koonce Avenue
Between Hillcrest Road, Churchill Way, Pecan Forest Drive, Lake Edge Drive and Stone Meadow Drive
Between Edgemere Road, Northport Drive, Hillcrest Road and Norway Road
Between Hoblitzelle Drive, Town Street, Oberlin Drive and Granis Street
And while the insecticide is Environmental Protection Agency-approved, says the city, you’re reminded to stay indoors during when the clock hits spray-thirty. Also: Do not run behind the trucks,