Rowlett Tests Positive for WNV, Ground Spraying Scheduled - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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Rowlett Tests Positive for WNV, Ground Spraying Scheduled

A ground spraying has been scheduled for this weekend

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    Rowlett Tests Positive for WNV, Ground Spraying Scheduled
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    PLEASANT HILL, CA - JUNE 29: Mosquitos are seen inside a trap on June 29, 2012 in Pleasant Hill, California. As reports of mosquitoes with West Nile virus are increasing across the country and several people have been confirmed to be infected by the potentially dangerous disease, the Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District is testing mosquito larvae found in standing water throughout the county and is using mosquito fish and BVA Larvacide oils to eradicate the pest. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Dallas County Health and Human Services have confirmed mosquito samples taken from the Rowlett area have tested positive for West Nile.

    According to DCHHS, mosquito traps were collected from the 75088 ZIP code of Rowlett and Dallas County municipalities, along with mosquito abatement teams, will be spraying the impacted areas.

    DCHHS has scheduled a ground spraying in Rowlett on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

    Residents should remain inside during the scheduled spraying. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds reaching more than 10 mph or during inclement weather.

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