The city of Arlington announced they will begin spraying for mosquitoes on Sunday, Aug. 19.
According to the city, spraying will be targeted at areas with identified clusters of human cases of West Nile and have positive West Nile sampling.
“It has been a progressive approach, “said Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson. “The city has been actively testing mosquitoes for a number of weeks and monitoring the results. We’ve been watching trends and reacting accordingly and now we are at the point where targeted spraying in some places is the best option.”
The spraying will occur over three nights, if the weather permits, from Aug. 19-21 between 10:30 p.m. and 4 a.m.
Three areas have already been identified by the city as targets for the spraying.
The first, an area surrounding Jake Langston Park bound by Little Road and Morris Lane on the west, Arkansas Lane on the north, Pleasant Ridge Road and Cross Bend Drive on the south and Kelly Elliott Road and Panorama Court on the east.
The second area will be a forested area west of the airport extending from Interstate 20 on the north to Green Oaks Boulevard on the south.
The third area will include the spraying of Doug Russell Park on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.
Details on those areas, plus additional information about the process is available on the city of Arlington website.