Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV
By Reginald Lewis - Office of Communication
Posted on July 31, 2015, July 31, 2015


The City of Arlington has confirmed seven new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples in the following locations:

Mansfield Webb Rd. at Ballweg Rd.

S. Bowen Rd. at Buffalo Dr.

Cooper St. at Lovers Ln.

Pioneer Pkwy. at Carter Dr.

Greek Row Dr. at Kerby St.

Saddle Ridge Rd. at Yachtclub Dr.

Douglas Ct. at N. Cooper St.

As a result, the City will begin targeted ground spraying following recommendations from the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contractors will conduct targeted ground spraying on Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. The City will use an ultra-low volume application of Permanone RTU, an oil-based Permethrin, 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. For months, crews have surveyed low-lying areas for standing water.

Arlington residents are also reminded to enjoy the outdoors, but to remember the Four D's:

Dusk and dawnare the times of day you should try to stay indoors. This is when infected mosquitoes are most active.

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.

Drainstanding 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.

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