On the Clock: City Efforts to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on August 23, 2016, August 23, 2016

"On the Clock" is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play.

The episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, highlights the effort of multiple departments across the City of Arlington to help prevent mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and Zika.

Targeted ground spraying occurs following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. Spraying only takes place in areas that receive positive samples.

The City uses 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.

Prevention is the best defense against mosquito borne illnesses. Arlington residents are encouraged to identify, reduce and treat mosquito breeding sites around their property. Potential sources include potted plants, children's toys, buckets and other objects that collect rain.

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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