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Posted on: October 5, 2009

[ARCHIVED] West Nile Virus Mosquito Spraying in Seagoville

Dallas County Health and Human Services will be conducting mosquito-spraying activities within one-quarter (¼) of a mile radius of West Mathis Street. The area for spraying is bounded by Environmental Way to the west, Highway 175 to the north, Farmers Road to the east, and Bowers Road to the south. Spraying is in response to a mosquito that tested positive for West Nile Virus in a trap that Dallas County placed in the West Mathis Street area.

Spraying will be conducted on Friday, October 9 between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. All household pets and persons should stay indoors during this time.

Morgan Kohut, Entomologist/Vector Control Supervisor, of Dallas County Health and Human Services Department, Environmental Health Division, “We would like to remind all the residents in Seagoville to take personal precautions to protect themselves against West Nile Virus by wearing insect repellent and limiting outdoor activities when mosquitoes are most active.”

Defend against West Nile using 3 Ds:
DEET - Use insect repellents that contain DEET.
DRAIN - Remove all areas of standing water. Change water in wading pools, pet dishes and birdbaths several times per week.
DRESS - Avoid mosquito bites by wearing long, loose and light-colored clothing outside during dusk and dawn hours.

Dallas County will continue monitoring for other occurrences of West Nile Virus-carrying mosquitoes using traps set up in the immediate vicinity and testing of mosquitoes captured in the additional traps.

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