Pantego, Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus July 9-10

The Town of Pantego has confirmed one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample from a trap located in the area of Shady Valley Drive and W. Pioneer Parkway.

Even though the positive trap location was in Pantego, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a targeted ground spraying distance from the trap location that will include portions of the City of Arlington.

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 Sunday, July 9 and Monday, July 10 between the hours of 10 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.

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

Click here to learn more facts about West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne illness and how to prevent mosquito breeding sites.

 

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Pamela Garrett
Guest
Please do not spray my yard again. You have killed all my honey bees, bumble Bees, lady bugs, butterflies and lizards. My grandchildren cannot eat my big crop of figs. I have two Standard Poodles that have been repellent exposed to this and my backyard bunny I have never used poisons in the 30 years I’ve lived here I also have a bat house I am still bitten by mosquitoes every time I go out side. So what good did you accomplish? Nothing but more harm to our environment. I will take personal responsibility for wearing protective clothing and mosquito… Read more »
Pamela Akervik Garrett
Guest
Pamela Akervik Garrett

Complaint: you have sprayed my yard twice without my permission and killed all my honey bees and butterflies. Stop. I’m very angry that you have done this. At my home and areas sourounding me.
What did you gain from doing this? Your killing everything with your paranoid actions.
Stop

Ryan Hunt
Admin

Hi Pamela,

I’m really sorry to hear about your situation. Have you contacted the City about not spraying your property? If you provide your address, we can make sure you are on the no spray list. Could you please e-mail me your phone number and address to Ryan.Hunt@arlingtontx.gov so we can have someone from the City reach out to you? Thank you for letting us know.

Pamela Garrett
Guest

Yes Sir. 2818 Lakeshore Drive. 76013
817 805 2035
I have had trouble navigating this system. I’ve even tried calling several times.

Ryan Hunt
Admin

Hi Pamela,

I’ve sent your address and contact information to the Arlington Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management. Thank you for letting us know.

Susan Schrock
Admin

Thank you, Pamela.

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