Additional Mosquito Collections Positive for West Nile Virus

Dallas – Three additional mosquito pool collections have been tested and found to be positive for West Nile Virus. The collections were made in ZIP codes 75215, Mapsco 56C and 75216, Mapsco 56X and 57C. The mosquito pool from 75215 was made on July 12, 2005, and the two pools from 75216 were made on July 5 and July 14, 2005.

Truck based spraying in the 75215 Zip code, south of Pine Street between Second Avenue and Highway 175; southeast to the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks is scheduled for Monday night/Tuesday morning, July 25/26, 2005.

Spraying is scheduled in the 75216 ZIP code on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, July 27/28, 2005, in an area bounded Bonnie View Lane on the west, Fordham Road and East Illinois Avenue on the north, I 45/Julius Schepps Freeway, on the east, and on the south by East Ledbetter Drive, including streets south of Ledbetter Drive including Wadsworth Drive, Cranfill Drive, Haas Drive, Greencrest Drive, Lantana Lane and Stag Road.

Spraying is usually scheduled between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. of the following morning, weather conditions permitting. Winds below 10 miles per hour, a precipitation free night and temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees are necessary for spraying to be effective.

Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during evening and nighttime hours. Residents who are going outside during these times should cover their arms and legs and use a mosquito repellant.

Residents should eliminate standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of the West Nile Virus. Standing water can be found in swimming pools that are not kept clean, ponds, pet watering dishes, birdbaths, potted plants, old tires, empty containers, toys and clogged rain gutters.

For additional information about Mosquito Control, visit the City’s website at