Arlington mosquito optimistic for West Nile virus, spraying to come back – The Dallas Morning Information


Arlington has confirmed one positive West Nile virus mosquito pattern, and is conducting focused floor spraying on each Sept. 20 and 21 from 9 p.m. to five a.m., at South Cooper Avenue at West Lovers Lane.

The spraying is meant to cut back the identified virus-infected grownup mosquito inhabitants as rapidly as potential, a metropolis announcement mentioned.

The town contractor will use an ultra-low quantity software of a water-based permethrin product the place deploying larvicide and different measures has not labored, in response to the announcement.

A map of the ground spraying to take place both tonight (Sept. 20) and tomorrow from 9 p.m....
A map of the bottom spraying to happen each tonight (Sept. 20) and tomorrow from 9 p.m. to five a.m. the following day in Arlington.(Courtesy of town of Arlington)

The town has carried out routine trapping and deployed larvicide in strategic areas all through Arlington for the reason that starting of mosquito season. Crews have additionally surveyed low-lying areas for standing water, that are potential mosquito breeding grounds.

Arlington additionally companions with Tarrant County Public Well being to coach the general public on measures they need to take whereas exterior to stop mosquito bites:

  • Gown in lengthy sleeves and pants if you’re exterior. For additional safety, you might wish to spray skinny clothes with repellent.
  • DEET is an ingredient to search for in your insect repellent. Comply with label directions, and all the time put on repellent when outdoor.
  • Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood the place mosquitoes can breed. This consists of previous tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters. Mosquitoes might develop in any water stagnant for greater than three or 4 days. For shallow standing water that can’t be eradicated, test often for the presence of mosquito larvae and if seen, apply a organic larvicide sometimes called “mosquito dunks,” obtainable at native {hardware} shops.

What do I have to do to organize for focused floor spraying?

No particular dangers to animals or the surroundings are anticipated, and no particular precautions are required, metropolis officers mentioned.

People who find themselves involved about publicity to a pesticide, reminiscent of these with chemical sensitivity or respiration situations reminiscent of bronchial asthma, can scale back their potential for publicity by staying indoors throughout the software interval (sometimes at night time). As soon as the pesticide product dissipates, it breaks down within the surroundings and produces little residual impact, metropolis officers mentioned.

For extra details about the spraying, name Arlington’s Motion Heart at 817-459-6777.

The town’s free Ask Arlington app additionally has extra data.


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