Flooding Prompts Unseason Mosquito Spraying

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    NEWSLETTERS

    This week's flooding could make mosquito spraying a common sight later in the year than usual.

    Dallas County health officials said West Nile virus typically peaks in August, but this year mosquitos carrying the disease weren't reported until the first week of September.

    To fight the insect surge, spray trucks were sent out overnight Thursday to Cockrell Hill where mosquitos tested positive for the virus.

    Health officials suggest homeowners drain standing water to keep mosquitos from breeding.