Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus July 11-12

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The City of Arlington has confirmed five positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations:

Caliente Drive at Commander Court

Jake Langston Park at Woodside Drive

Forrestwood Drive at Arbor Oaks Drive

Arkansas Lane at Lakewood Drive

Greek Row Drive at Kerby Street

 

Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. Contractors will conduct targeted ground spraying on Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12 between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting.

The City will use an ultra-low volume application of Aqua-Reslin, a water-based permethrin product, in specific areas where larviciding and other measures have not proven effective. Employees and contractors have conducted routine trapping and larviciding in strategic locations throughout the City since the beginning of the season. Crews have also surveyed low-lying areas for standing water.

Arlington residents are also reminded to enjoy the outdoors but remember the Three D’s to prevent mosquito bites:

  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside. For extra protection, you may want to spray thin clothing with repellent.
  • DEET is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Follow label instructions, and always wear repellent when outdoors.
  • Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood where mosquitoes can breed. This includes old tires, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, etc. Mosquitoes may develop in any water stagnant for more than three or four days. For shallow standing water that cannot be eliminated, check regularly for the presence of mosquito larvae and if seen, apply a biological larvicide often referred to as “mosquito dunks,” available at local hardware stores.

Click here for more information about mosquito borne illnesses and what you should know.

For more information about the targeted ground spraying, please call the City of Arlington’s Action Center at 817-459-6777.

 

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Kim Feil
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Mosquitoe spraying is old school-we are better than this to literally “buy” into pesticides and mass spraying them…have a nice drink of endocrine disrupting water risk….and like fracking…one day we will be so sorry but like with cigarettes & climate change…it will be too late…damage done

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