City of Arlington to spray for West Nile after finding positive mosquito sample

DALLAS (KDAF) – City officials in Arlington will conduct a targeted soil spray for West Nile virus after finding a positive West Nile mosquito sample.

The spraying will take place at Forest Edge Drive at Park Row Drive. Officials say contractors will conduct two consecutive nights of targeted ground spraying between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5, weather permitting.

To prevent mosquito bites, the city advises:

  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when you are outdoors. For extra protection, you can spray repellent on thin clothing.
  • DEET is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Follow label directions and always wear insect repellent when outdoors.
  • Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood where mosquitoes can breed. Mosquitoes can thrive in any standing water for more than three or four days. For shallow standing water that cannot be removed, check regularly for mosquito larvae and, if detected, apply a biological larvicide often called “mosquito dunks”, available at local hardware stores.

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