Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus
Dallas – The City of Dallas has found mosquitoes collected from the Oak Lawn area, 3400 block of Hawthorne Avenue; North Dallas, 6500 block of Stefani Drive; and in northwest Dallas in the 11200 block of Dennis Road to be positive for West Nile virus. Additional control measures of storm sewer spraying and additional larval control have been employed in each area.
Further mosquito collections are also being employed to determine if spraying for adult mosquitoes is necessary. City staff has also passed out flyers in the immediate areas notifying residents of the presence of the West Nile Virus.
Dallas residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites. Use of a mosquito repellant is advised if citizens are outside in evening or nighttime hours. Long shirts and pants are also recommended if outdoors during these times. All residents are asked to check their property and neighborhoods for standing water. Standing water should be eliminated promptly as mosquitoes can grow from egg to adult in as little as seven days.
Standing water may be found in unused swimming pools, plant containers, toys, bird baths, and puddles resulting from leaks or over watering. To report standing water or mosquito problems Dallas residents should call 3-1-1. For additional information about Mosquito Control, visit the City’s website at www.dallascityhall.com.