Arlington to Spray After More Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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NBC 5 News

The City of Arlington will be spraying for mosquitoes after five mosquito samples tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Two additional mosquito samples in Pantego also tested positive.

Spraying will be done in the following seven locations on Wednesday and Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting.

  • Greek Row Drive at Kerby Street 
  • Stagetrail Drive at U.S. Highway 287 
  • Douglas Court at North Cooper Street 
  • Jake Langston Park at Woodside Drive 
  • Normandy Drive at Wilmette Drive
  • Shady Valley Drive at West Pioneer Parkway 
  • Miller Lane at Pantego Drive

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites

  • Dress in long sleeves, pants when outside: For extra protection, spray thin clothing with repellent.
  • DEET: Make sure this ingredient is in your insect repellent.
  • Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood: Mosquitoes can develop in any water stagnant for more than three days.

It has been recommended in the past that to avoid mosquito bites you should avoid being outdoors during Dusk and Dawn (the 4 Ds). While this is true for mosquitoes that commonly carry the West Nile virus, other types of mosquitoes that are more likely to carry Zika, dengue and chikungunya are active during the day. When outdoors, no matter what time of day, adjust your dress accordingly and wear insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus as your first line of defense against insect bites

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