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The Environmental Health Department received notification that confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquito traps located in the 1000 block of E. Bethel School Rd. The Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) will conduct targeted ground spraying on Routes 2,3,5,& 6, on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Should weather conditions not be conducive for spraying, trucks will spray the next available evenings.
During the mosquito trapping season, the Environmental Health Department receives notification on Monday around Noon regarding the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquito traps. Effective Monday, August 7, 2017, spraying was conducted on Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am in areas where mosquitoes have tested positive for WNV. As a precaution, when spraying takes place in your neighborhood residents are recommended to stay indoors. The purpose of spraying is to reduce the infected mosquito population, thus reducing the risk to residents and animals.Frequently Asked QuestionsAbout Mosquito TrappingMosquito trapping begins in the spring, and continues until mosquito activity decreases, typically early fall. The trapped mosquitoes are sent to a laboratory where they are tested for the presence of West Nile Virus. Spraying activity will begin when notification is received that there is a positive mosquito sample of West Nile Virus.
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