The city of Arlington is spraying for mosquitoes Wednesday and Thursday, July 11-12, after a mosquito trapped in the area tested positive for West Nile virus.
There have been no human cases of West Nile virus in Tarrant County this year. Dallas County confirmed their first human case in Irving on Tuesday.
Spraying will take place within a 3/4-mile radius of the intersection of East Mayfield Road and New York Avenue. Spraying will be done between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day, July 11-12.
The same area was sprayed for mosquitoes in late June after a positive mosquito sample.
Arlington officials said they will use an ultra-low volume application of Aqua-Reslin, a water-based permethrin product, in specific areas where deploying larvicide and other measures have not proven effective.
City employees and contractors have conducted routine trapping and deployed larvicide in strategic locations throughout Arlington since the beginning of mosquito season.
Crews have also surveyed low-lying areas for standing water, which are potential mosquito breeding grounds.
For more information about the targeted ground spraying, please call the City of Arlington’s Action Center at 817-459-6777.