Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus – Nov. 9-10, 2015
By Reginald Lewis - Office of Communication
Posted on November 06, 2015, November 06, 2015

Spraying for West Nile Virus

The City of Arlington has confirmed one new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following areas:

To date the City has ten confirmed human cases of WNV. Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.

Contractors will conduct targeted ground spraying on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. The City will use 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. 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 dawn are 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.
  • Drain standing 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.

For more information about the targeted ground spraying, please call the City of Arlington's Action Center at 817-459-6777.

Get the facts about West Nile Virus, by visiting:

http://www.arlingtontx.gov/westnile

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