Category Archives: Public Health

Protect Against West Nile Before School

The Arlington ISD is monitoring the West Nile Virus situation and is close communication with city officials regarding this matter. The district sent home a letter with students the first day of school addressing concerns over the West Nile Virus and offering the following suggestions:  Apply a mosquito repellant that contains DEET, Picardie…

Deaver Park Area Mosquito Spraying Announced

Arlington residents are being notified of a mosquito spraying event scheduled to begin Thursday night. Recent surveillance and sampling have yielded positive results for mosquitoes tested for West Nile virus near the Deaver Park area in the 76017 zip code of southwest Arlington. Weather permitting; the spraying will occur over three consecutive…

Testing After Mosquito Spraying Efforts

It’s going to be a few days before city officials have results after three consecutive nights of targeted mosquito spraying across parts of Arlington. But they believe the three consecutive nights of spraying had a positive impact in the fight against West Nile.  The spraying effort ended around 4 o’clock Wednesday morning.  Over the…

Mosquito Spraying Efforts Continue Monday Night – Aug. 20, 2012

Mosquito spraying trucks will hit the streets in Arlington for a second round of spraying on Monday night at 10:30.  It’s the second of three consecutive nights planned for the adult mosquito control effort. Sunday night’s spraying effort covered roughly 1,200 acres across three targeted areas. On Saturday morning, more than five thousand door…

Mosquito Spraying Launched Sunday Evening

Residents who live in areas within the zones identified for targeted mosquito spraying received notification Saturday morning, as City employees distributed door hangers across Arlington. More than five thousand door hangers were handed out to notify residents of the spraying effort which is scheduled to begin Sunday, August 19 at 10:30 p. m. The…

City to Launch Targeted Spraying to Combat West Nile Virus

On Sunday, August 19th the City of Arlington will initiate Adult Mosquito Control measures which include targeted spraying in a number of areas throughout the city. Residents will be notified within 48 hours of any ground spraying event in their neighborhood. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines, which…

West Nile Update

As West Nile Virus continues to affect the area, the City of Arlington is continuing its aggressive  efforts related to  mosquito control.  The City is following a comprehensive response approach to mosquito control.  The approach involves direct prevention and progressive remediation actions along with public education/awareness efforts.   The City implemented…