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People Preparing For WNV Season Start

University Park continued its city park fogging schedule on Sunday

By Catherine Ross
|  Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 4:38 PM CDT
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After news of the first human WNV case in the Metroplex this year, University Park residents say they're grateful their city has already started spraying and fogging to control the mosquito population.

Catherine Ross, NBC 5 News

After news of the first human WNV case in the Metroplex this year, University Park residents say they're grateful their city has already started spraying and fogging to control the mosquito population.

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With the first confirmed human West Nile Case of the summer reported in Fort Worth, residents of University Park say they’re glad their city is being proactive in fogging and spraying for mosquitoes.

“I have seen mosquitoes,” said Yvonne Davis, who lives on land bordering one of the city’s parks. “Right now, I’m using a lot of OFF, spraying the yard, and DEET on the skin.”

University Park set a schedule for mosquito prevention that targets neighborhoods, alleys and public property.

The news of a “concerning” volume of mosquitoes found in Dallas County health department traps in May also set off alarm bells with Park Cities parkgoers. “I was hoping we wouldn’t see anything this year,” said Dayne Marguglio. “I hope it doesn’t spread.”

None of those mosquitoes trapped in Dallas County tested positive for the virus.


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