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Denton Co. Cities Vote on Aerial Spraying

Towns account for five cases of West Nile virus in Denton County



    Denton Co. Cities Vote on Aerial Spraying

    So far, 26 Denton County municipalities have opted-in for aerial spraying.

    Last week, Denton County Judge Mary Horn issued an emergency declaration requesting state assistance to combat the spread of West Nile virus, including aerial spraying of adulticide. Cities have until Tuesday to decide if they want to participate.

    On Monday morning, the Trophy Club Town Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing aerial spraying. The town said several residents spoke on the topic and, along with informal polling via social media, that the majority of citizens are in favor of aerial spraying.

    "We understand that not everyone believes aerial spraying is the best method to decrease the mosquito population, but our responsibility is for the greater good of Trophy Club residents, and if spraying helps prevent one case of West Nile in town, then it is worth the effort," said Mayor Connie White.

    Other cities that have opted for aerial spraying include: Aubrey, Copper Canyon, Corral City, Crossroads, Dish, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Hackberry, Hickory Creek, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Lincoln Park, Northlake, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Providence Village, Sanger, Shady Shores, Southlake, Trophy Club, Westlake and Denton County Fresh Water Supply 1-A. 

    Those opting out: Bartonville, Carrollton, Coppell, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Haslet, Hebron, Plano and The Colony.

    Denton County has confirmed nearly 120 cases of West Nile virus this summer, including two fatalities.

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