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07/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 15:42

Area in Dallas to be sprayed for West Nile Virus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 29, 2021

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Crystal Woods - Code Compliance
Consumer Health | (214) 670-9573

DALLAS- A mosquito sample in Dallas has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Weather permitting, the area described below is scheduled for mosquito control spraying on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each night.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 2200 block of Colony Court 75235: Denton Driveonthe north, Burbank Street on the west, Shea Road on the east, and Empire Central on the south.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 3700 block of Bickers Street 75212: Canada Driveonthe north, Kilgore Street on the west, North Westmoreland Roadon the east, and Singleton Boulevard on the south.

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 4700 block of Thedford Avenue 75209: Hopkins Avenueonthe north, Lemmon Avenue on the west, Inwood Roadon the east, and Mockingbird Lane on the south.

While the Environmental Protection Agency approves the insecticide for treatment, residents in the above areas should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. People inside a vehicle while trucks are actively spraying should remain in their vehicles with the windows up and the air conditioner on until the trucks pass through, and the spray is no longer visible. People who are out during the scheduled spraying time should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come into contact with the spray are advised to wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. The spray breaks down quickly in the presence of sunlight and has no residual effect.

Protection against mosquito bites

Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during the evening and nighttime hours. Residents who are outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellent.

Prevent mosquito breeding

Residents should eliminate standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile Virus. Breeding places for mosquitoes include swimming pools that are not kept clean, stagnant ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters and French drains. Eliminate standing water promptly, as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days. Dallas residents may receive free mosquito dunks at Code Compliance Services District Offices while supplies last.

Code District Offices:
3112 Canton Street (Code Administration)
7901 Goforth Road (North Central, North East)
2721 Municipal St. (South East)
320 East Jefferson Blvd. (Central/South Central)
4230 W. Illinois Ave (South West)
9803 Harry Hines Blvd. (North West)

To report standing water or mosquito problems Dallas residents should call 3-1-1. To be added to the City of Dallas Do Not Spray list contact 3-1-1. For additional information on mosquito control, visit www.dallascitynews.net/fightthebite.

Dallas Alert

To receive alerts about mosquito spraying in your area the City of Dallas developed the Dallas Alert program to enhance the emergency notification system. Dallas Alert allows for additional communication options including cell phone and email. The information you enter will only be used for emergency purposes. This OPT IN system will notify subscribers to potential risks with information on the event and/or actions (such as evacuation) that the City and local Public Safety Officials are advising. To register with Dallas Alert, visit https://bit.ly/3se4cxl.

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